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.

Lost and found: Here’s how to locate your iPhone when it goes missing

Finding a lost phone used to take hours upon hours of scrounging (if you were lucky enough to find it at all). Here's our quick guide on how to use find my iPhone so you can, well, find your iPhone. Remember to consult the guide prior to…

Treat yo selfie with one of these 10 apps made to beautify your pics

Selfies might be a global phenomenon only second to karaoke, but they're not the easiest to perfect. Check out our roundup of the best smartphone apps for beautifying your self portrait, so you can whiten those teeth and refine those skin…

16 great websites for free audiobooks

It need not cost money to blend the joys of a good story and the convenience of easy listening. Here are our picks for the best free audiobook websites so you can listen whenever (and wherever).

Where to download free stock photos and public domain images

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to freely download and use an image from the Web without the looming fear of prosecution? We've put together a list of the best places to download images.

MacBook (2015) vs. MacBook Air (2015): Spec Showdown

The redefined MacBook may tout a gorgeous Retina display and an ultra-thin design, but how does it compete with Apple's budget-based MacBook Air? Check out our spec comparison of the two for a closer look at the hardware and specifications…

MacBook vs Dell XPS 13: Which is the king of portable laptops? 6:25

The latest MacBook in Apple's lauded lineup boasts more than just a Retina display and a touchpad feature called "Force Click." However, how does it compare with one of the best laptops on the market, the Dell XPS 13? Check out…

The 7 best keyboards money can buy

Bundled keyboards may be convenient, but they're rarely terrific when it comes to functionality. Check out our picks for best keyboards on the market, whether you're looking for a no-frills offering or a mechanical option that shines with…