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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Nokia and Android: Better together?

Over the past year, we’ve seen the Nokia brand of Windows Phone fizzle out in terms of new devices due to the fact that Microsoft has now acquired Nokia’s old Devices and Services division, which...

My wish for 2015 is for smaller and better minis

2014 has been a pretty interesting year for mobile. We’ve seen just about everything we expected to see from the Galaxy S5 to the bigger and better iPhone 6, plus some other goodies like the rounded...

The Nexus 5 shouldn’t be discontinued yet

The (allegedly surprising) release of the Nexus 6 earlier this year managed to turn quite a bit of heads. The Nexus 6, a phone that might not even have existed as far as we knew, was a big step up...

The world is not ready for smart glasses

Popularity of smartphones took off at the speed of light. Popularity of smartwatches is currently growing, and has already become somewhat of a “normal” accessory for manufacturers to release. Smart...

Travel batteries are one of the handiest smartphone accessories

It’s been a few years since I first discovered the glory and wonder that is the travel battery - and maybe that’s giving them a little too much credit, because there’s not much wonder to it, really....

T-Mobile’s Data Stash misses the users who need it the most

T-Mobile has made some remarkable changes over the past year and a half or so. It’s interesting to see this revolution that the company has gone through in order to paint the company in a better...

BlackBerry Classic: A solid Q10 follow-up?

Following the release of the uniquely designed BlackBerry Passport earlier this year comes another BlackBerry device that many have been looking forward to see: the BlackBerry Classic. The Classic,...

Buying a new phone? Consider last year’s flagships

Now is a great time to go shopping for a new smartphone. It’s the holidays, or in retail terms “the gift giving season”, so this is one of the few times every year that all manufacturers are...

I don’t like the concept of Google Play Edition

For those of you who want a too long; didn’t read of this entire article, the title pretty much sums it all up. I can tell you that throughout this entire article there isn’t a single reason that I...

Moto X or Motorola’s Nexus 6?

Motorola has been in the smartphone game for quite some time, initially becoming particularly notorious for its DROID line. They also made a slew of other Android smartphones like the Motorola Photon...

Was making a larger iPhone 6 for the best?

The size of the Apple iPhone has been largely up for debate for at least 5 years at this point, which is funny because looking back the 3.5-inch size of the original iPhone’s screen was largely cited...

Can Acer help fix the current state of Windows Phone?

Alright, so we know that Windows Phone is kind of in a weird place right now. Nokia, the biggest driving force behind Windows Phone, is no longer really part of the picture; the platform is overdue...

Now is a good time to reattempt the Xperia Play

I haven’t exactly been quiet in my discontent with the current state of the creative side of the mobile industry. While our phones are unquestionably better than ever, it seems that everything new...

Front-facing speakers really should be the norm

Have you ever heard the phrase “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone”, or something of that nature? Well, for a lot of things, it’s true. In this case, it’s true for a certain smartphone...

5 steps to better privacy on your smartphone

When you think of your smartphone and words that you might associate with it, “secure” probably isn’t the first, second, or even third term that you would use to describe it; yet, when it comes to...

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