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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A stylus for the iPad? Why not?

Ah, the stylus. The unsung hero of professionals, writers, artists, and those with clumsy fingers everywhere, and also the preferred tool of yesteryear when it came to navigating the small, pressure-...

Are upgraded specs all that the HTC M9 needs?

Over the past couple of years, one company has managed to redeem my faith in two things: the company itself, and the operating system that it primarily represents. That company is HTC. When I first...

Could a see-through smartphone ever be considered practical?

In regards to “smartphones of the future”, I’m sure we all have our ideas of what we think future smartphones will exactly look and act like. Will they end up being paper thin, bendable phones with...

iOS could really use a dark theme option

If you’ve read any of my articles regarding iOS 7 or 8, you probably already know that I’m not particularly fond of the changes made to these versions. If you haven’t read any of my previous articles...

Looking for something different? Check out the Saygus V2

So, I’m not quite sure how I missed this little (or big?) gem during CES 2015, but I did, in fact, manage to overlook it - the Saygus V2. Perhaps it’s because it wasn’t coming from a big-wig...

The possibility of "SamBerry" might not be that bad

Almost as quickly as the rumor started spreading, it seemed like the rumor was shut right back down. A recent report from Reuters suggested that tech giant Samsung has offered a handsome purchase...

Less is more: Could less features and bloatware be the Galaxy S6’s best selling point?

When it comes to popular manufacturers in the smartphone industry, it’s impossible to argue that Samsung isn’t one of the most popular ones currently on the market. The Samsung Galaxy S series seems...

Windows 10 for Phones desperately needs to focus on applications

It’s a new year, which means that the tech industry is particularly lively with previews and rumors of all of the good things to come throughout the year. With CES having just come and gone last week...

Could LG “outedge” Samsung with two edges?

It was only mere months ago that we were officially introduced to the uniquely designed Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which is essentially the Galaxy Note 4 with a secondary display... sort of. The...

I am strangely attracted to the Microsoft Nokia 215

It’s day 3 of CES 2015, and so far we’ve seen some pretty amazing things from the showcase this year. I mean really, we’ve got a lot of flashy smartphones and gadgets to look at. But among all of the...

Things I appreciate about BlackBerry

Finally we have reached the last article in my little “Things I appreciate” series, and that’s talking about BlackBerry phones. Although BlackBerry doesn’t have the same influence that they had over...

Things I appreciate about Windows Phone

So we’ve covered the bases of some of the reasons to like Android and iOS at this point, which means there are only two major mobile platforms left to appreciate: Windows Phone and BlackBerry. In...

Things I appreciate about Android

First and foremost, happy new year! I realize that it’s just another day and it really only signifies that it’s time purchase a new calendar, but for a lot of people out there it means a fresh new...

Things I appreciate about iOS

Figuring out which smartphone you’re going to be using for the next several months, or even years, might be considered one of the bigger choices you make throughout the year. Here you are, deciding...

Inclusive styluses should make a comeback

Sometime between the introduction of the feature phone and the smartphone we know today, there was a time and place when the term “smartphone” was just taking off, but had an entirely different...

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