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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iOS 8 notifications

I hope iOS 9 improves its inferior notification center

Recently I made the switch from the iPhone 5s over to the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Although I initially had no intention of leaving my 5s so soon, the charging port failed and I had decided to take...
Android Lollipop Statue

One thing I didn’t miss about Android: the updates

As a recent returner to the Android platform in regards to my daily driver, I have a renewed interest in Android in general. I never didn’t have an interest in it, but I tend to be more invested in...
iMessage

I wish iMessage was the standard

Some of you may have read my article yesterday, which talked about my switch from the Apple iPhone 5s over to the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. For the most part, I am pleased with the switch; there are a...
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

I switched to the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, and it’s great

As the title mentions, I’ve switched to the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. I have been using the Apple iPhone 5s for the better part of 7 months, but recently my charging port decided to completely give out...
iPhone 5s

7 unconventional ways to use your smartphone

So you have a smartphone. You make calls, text, e-mail, browse social media, stream music and movies, use GPS, take pictures, and play games. But even if you do all of that, you’re still not using...
Pandora Internet Radio

Streaming music is one of my favorite smartphone activities

I don’t remember a time where music wasn’t a part of my daily routine. Lullabies at night, on the radio during car rides with my parents, when my radio alarm clock went off in the morning, in...
HTC One Mini 2

No HTC M9 Mini? No problem

I frequently mention in my articles how abysmal the smartphone market looks to somebody like me. You have all of these amazing phones come out every few months, but all of the good ones are going to...
LG Lancet

LG’s latest Windows Phone device is a sign of returning faith

When you read about Windows Phone these days, you’re probably getting a face full of information regarding the huge update from Microsoft, called Windows 10 Mobile, coming soon; every once in a while...
Google Nexus 5

I wouldn't mind a 2015 Nexus 5 remake

If you’re into rumors, this latest quip from our beloved rumor mill might have already caught your attention. According to an article from Android Pit, a source claims that a 2015 remake of the Nexus...
AT&T LTE iPhone

I went a week without WiFi, and it was murder on my data

One of the most important features of a smartphone, at least in my world, is the ability to connect to WiFi networks. It might seem silly that it’s considered “important” to be able to connect to...
iPhone 6 Plus

5 things I want to see in the iPhone 6s

Just last fall we were introduced to the new, improved, and larger Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, with the screen size increase (which many thought would never come from Apple) being the headlining...
Lightning connector

Faster charging doesn't negate the need for better battery life

When comparing smartphones to the feature phones of yesteryear, smartphones almost always come out on top. They can efficiently browse the web, store your credit cards, run hundreds of thousands of...
Samsung Galaxy S5 Notification LED

Dear manufacturers: Please make the LED notification light a standard again

It’s 8 AM, and you’ve just had your first cup of many cups of coffee for the day. You’re on the job, ready to work, and you check your phone for any missed notifications. None. Cool. 15 minutes later...
Apple CarPlay

Is smartphone tech in the car a good idea?

Our smartphones have become a fairly central part of modern day life. We use it for calling, texting, connecting, gaming, and just about everything in between. For many, the habit of using a phone...
Apple iPhone 4S wireless charge

Should Apple implement wireless charging the "Apple way"?

Wireless charging is quickly becoming a standard feature in flagship smartphones. Although wireless charging has been around for quite some time now, it’s only recently garnering the attention of...

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