Joshua Pramis

Joshua Pramis

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Spending a childhood engrossed in such technologically inspiring television shows like Voltron, Small Wonder, and Power Rangers, it's really no surprise that all things digital continue to inspire and amaze Joshua. After working as an editor for Travel + Leisure for 7 years, he left to take on the freelance world. And while doesn't look forward to a complete Cylon takeover, he does eagerly await the day he can become half cyborg.

Forget texts, send videos instead! Skype enables free unlimited video messaging

Skype announced today that it now lets all of its users (except Windows Phone) send unlimited video messages to other users, free of charge. Previously, non-premium members were limited to just 20 messages total.

Apple gets transparent, explains how much customer information it revealed to NSA

In the midst of the current NSA privacy controversy, Apple shared how much customer information it released at the request of the government. Information given was spread across local, state, and federal branches.

New Jay-Z album coming to Samsung Galaxy phones before official release

Jay-Z's new album, Magna Carter Holy Grail, will be available exclusively to 1 million Samsung Galaxy users for free, three days before its official release, technically giving it platinum status before it's even released.

Microsoft offering $100,000 to bring apps to Windows Phone 8

In an attempt to bring more apps to its store, Microsoft is offering $100,000 or more to incentivize developers. The company realizes it needs a better store in order to really boost its customer base.

iPhone Mini and iPad Mini 2 may ship in August

Suppliers confirmed that Pegatron has officially landed orders for components that match iPhone and iPad Mini specifications. The new Apple products should begin to ship in August.

T-Mobile gears up for phase two of its Uncarrier plans

T-Mobile is getting ready to start Phase 2 of its UNcarrier initiative, which started when it made the decision to stop offering contracts. The next phase will give customers the option to avoid credit checks by prepaying for their devices.
Cool Tech

Dead battery? Charge your phone using your own body heat

Vodafone is introducing a new method of charging phone batteries: converting body heat into electricity. Incorporated into shorts and sleeping bags, it plans to test the technology at various festivals this summer.

HTC may enter the ‘mini’ phone battle against Samsung and Apple [Updated]

As HTC prepares to launch the mini version of its flagship smartphone, the One, its biggest challengers will be the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and iPhone Mini. All three phones are expected to debut at around the same time this year.

Hate the neon design of iOS 7? Check out the ‘Jony Ive Redesigns Things’ Tumblr

Apple's iOS 7 design showcases a lot of brightly colored gradient features, giving way for a new Tumblr account poking fun at designer Jony Ive's vision. User-submitted photos show takes on the aesthetic on a number of Apple and non-Apple…

Samsung Galaxy S5 may ditch its plastic shell for an all-metal body

A new rumor reveals that Samsung is already working on the Galaxy S5 and may ditch the classic plastic shell in exchange for an all-metal body. The move may be to lure in customers that want a premium device made with top-notch materials.

Google outbids Facebook to aquire Waze for $1.1 billion

Google finalized a deal to acquire Waze, a six-year-old socially sourced GPS navigation app with 40 million active users. The purchase was a move to outbid Facebook and keep its lead in the map world.

Apple AirDrop takes a dig at Samsung NFC sharing, uses peer-to-peer Wi-Fi

At today's Apple WWDC 2013 conference, Apple showcased its AirDrop feature, which utilizes peer to peer Wi-Fi to share files and app features with nearby friends. The feature will roll out to the iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and fifth generation…