Anna Scantlin

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Anna Scantlin

Anna is a Contributing Editor at PhoneDog.com. She was born and raised in Kansas City, which ironically is not located in Kansas, but in neighboring Missouri. She has an ornery son named Riley, who may or may not be more obsessed with technology than she is. Her passions include writing, drawing, gaming, music, and of course mobile tech! She's been a member of the PhoneDog team since August of 2012 and is a serial cell phone hoarder.

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Google Allo

Can Allo bounce back?

Google I/O brought some big announcements last year, such as the introduction of Google Daydream, Google Home, Google Assistant, and two (technically three if you include Spaces, which I completely...
Apple iPhone 7 red

Apple's rumored iPad Pro event could have something for everybody

Mobile World Congress is just a few days away, but the phones we’re anticipating from MWC aren’t the only rumors making the rounds this week. Apple, who is known for holding WWDC in June and a fall...
Nokia 3310

Nokia 3310: 17 years old and still capable of stealing the spotlight

Do you remember the Nokia 3310? Of course you do. Even if you don’t think you do, you do. Back in an age when phones were identified more often by numbers than names like Galaxy, iPhone, Xperia, and...
Verizon Wireless Unlimited

Verizon's return to unlimited is a welcome change of heart

Yesterday, Verizon Wireless unveiled its new unlimited data plans for the first time in more than 5 years. This announcement comes as a surprise given Verizon’s unpopular stance that unlimited data...
Apple iPhone 7 AirPods

Are you hoping for a completely wireless future?

Last year, a few phones made a big splash in the industry by making the bold – some might even say “courageous” – decision to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The most notable example comes...
Google Allo

I've given up on Google's messaging services, but it's all good

One of my favorite things about Android is the fact that you have choices. You can choose between different brands, specs, price ranges, and features. On the software side of things, the sky’s the...
Moto Mods

Modularity struggles, but Moto Z remains a beacon of hope

Some roller coasters, like El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure, are fun. Others, like the emotional one I’ve been on from the rise and subsequent fall of modular smartphone design, are not. For a...
Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon's Fire HD 7 may be its best seller, but the HD 8 is more impressive

If you’ve ever been in the market for a budget-friendly tablet, you probably already know that Amazon’s Fire tablet is one of the best bangs for your buck. Starting at just $50, you get a reliable 7-...
HTC Logo

HTC should give marketing the old college try

When HTC unveiled the U Play and U Ultra last month, nobody was sure what to make of it. The devices weren’t necessarily unwelcome by any means, but the move was a peculiar one for HTC. Were the U...
BlackBerry Mercury keyboard

BlackBerry Mercury’s keyboard: A saving grace or hindrance?

Ah, BlackBerry. Once the king of all things business and mobile, the brand has unfortunately experienced a slow and steady decline once the company failed to adjust to a rapidly changing mobile...
LG G3 and G3 S

A "compact" G6 would be a welcome addition

It’s February, which means we can officially start hyping ourselves over Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of the month. Although it appears that Samsung won’t be unveiling...
HTC EVO 4G

Dear HTC, please bring back these two features

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” seems like a fitting phrase to describe HTC’s roller coaster ride in the smartphone industry year over year. It feels like every other year HTC...
Samsung Galaxy S7

With so much focus on style, is there any room for comfort?

Have you ever held your smartphone in your hand and thought, “Man, this is not comfortable to hold”? I have. In fact, I just did. I’m using a Galaxy S7 Edge for the next 6 months, and I’m on my third...
Apple iPhone SE

I don’t want to see a new iPhone SE in March

When Apple announced the 4-inch iPhone SE last year, I was elated. Apple exceeded my expectations by not only bringing back the 4-inch form-factor but making sure that it wasn’t a complete joke....
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Will Samsung be the one to flourish the "Phone-to-PC" concept?

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may be announced later than usual this year, but that doesn’t stop a steady stream of rumors from coming through to keep us on the edge of our seats until then. So far we’ve heard...

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