Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder is a multimedia journalist and a staff writer for Digital Trends where he covers technology news, how-to guides, best-of pieces and more. In his free time, he moonlights as a freelance music writer for the Portland alt-weekly, Willamette Week, and other publications in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.

Best waterproof speakers

The right Bluetooth speaker should be capable of producing respectable sound and weathering the elements when need be. Check out our picks for the best waterproof speakers available, whether you're looking for intuitive gestures controls or a distinct build.

Home Theater

How to convert FLV files to MP4 format in Windows and Mac OS X

Check out our guide on how to convert FLV files to MP4 format. You can use MP4s with nearly every device out there.

Computing

What just happened? The best of #bendgate

The iPhone 6 may be the darling of the mobile world, but it does have its limitations. We assemble some terrific parodies from #bendgate.

Mobile

24 photo apps to supercharge your iPhone camera

Apple's iOS 8 came with a pretty nifty camera update, but it's still a bit anemic in terms of features. Give it a boost with the our favorite photography apps for iPhone, whether you're looking to manually adjust the exposure or apply a range of basic filters.

Photography

How to best shoot panorama photos on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple's latest smartphones do more than just capture fantastic stills and shoot time-lapse videos with the implementation of iOS 8. Check out our guide on how to shoot panorama photos on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus for our step-by-step directions on how to do so.

Mobile

How to create time-lapse video on your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple's iOS 8 provides more than a few camera enhancements and the ability to opt out of group text messages. Check out our guide on how to capture stunning time-lapse videos on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so you can track the stars and more at 30 fps.

Mobile

Best LED Flashlights

LED flashlights and headlamps may excel in terms of longevity and overall brightness, but they knowing which is the best isn't always easy. Check out 10 of our favorite models, from the likes of MagLite, Dorcy, Princeton Tec, and more.

Cool Tech

How to take a screenshot on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Learn how to take an iPhone screenshot or iPod Touch screenshot with just a few simple steps. Screenshots from the iPhone and iPod Touch can be emailed, giving you the ability to capture anything on your device and quickly show it off to friends.

Mobile

6 sharp smartwatches ready to shatter their struggling stigma

The smartwatch hasn't exactly dazzled consumers yet. Fortunately, forthcoming devices from Apple, LG, Samsung, Sony and Asus are looking to change that. Check out a few of our favorite smartwatches coming later this year, and beyond.

Wearables

Amazon Family Library vs. Apple Family Sharing: An in-depth comparison

Amazon's Family Library and Apple's Family Sharing both provide tools for automatically sharing content with multiple family members on the fly. However, how do the two services stack up against one another. Check out our side-by-side comparison to find out.

Mobile

Can your phone run iOS 8? How to download and install Apple’s new OS today

Apple's latest operating system for mobile devices, iOS 8, looks to add more than just a few camera features and the ability to opt out of group messages. Check out our comprehensive guide for tips on how to prepare and download the new OS upon its arrival.

Mobile

Play any video on any device: 5 best free video converters

Devices capable of playing video have always been a picky bunch. Here are our picks of the five best free video converters so you can leave that innate video format at the door.

Computing

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of September 7, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

The best TVs at IFA 2014

Smartwaches and tablets may have garnered much of the buzz at IFA 2014, but that didn't stop the likes of Samsung and LG from debuting a wealth of new televisions sets. Check out some of our favorite offerings showcased at the renowned tech conference.

Home Theater