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.
Articles
Mobile

Get smart: The 21 best educational apps for iPhone and Android 1:32

"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps.
Gaming

How to make a video game (experience not required)

Building your own video game may seem out of the question, but trust us, it's not. Here's our how-to guide for bringing your ideas to life, complete with a game of our own design.
Computing

Here’s how to fine-tune the Action Center in Windows 10

The Action Center in Windows 10 is more useful than you might think, that is, if you know what you're doing. Here's how to fine-tune your notifications and Quick actions.
Social Media

Custom fit: How to specify who you ‘See First’ in your Facebook feed

Facebook's latest feature, "See First," lets you prioritize posts from specified people and pages. Check out our simple guide on how to implement the feature using your iOS device.
Gaming

How to watch Microsoft’s E3 press conference and what to expect

The Electronic Entertainment Expo remains the biggest day in gaming. Check out our quick-hit guide for a few pointers regarding how to stream Microsoft's briefing, along with a closer look at what to expect when Head of Xbox Phil Spencer &…
Photography

Memories abound: How to share your photos with friends on Google Photos

Google's standalone photo service, the aptly-titled Google Photos, is the perfect tool for uploading and retaining all your favorite memories in one place. Check out our guide on how to quickly share photos using the service's Web interface…
Wearables

Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will “wow” your wrist?

The Apple Watch has finally launched. However, how does Apple's first foray into the realm of wearable tech stack up against Google's smartwatch platform, Android Wear? Check out comparison of the two for a closer look at their features…