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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Samsung Galaxy S7

One month with the Samsung Galaxy S7

It’s been a little over a month since I started using the Samsung Galaxy S7 as my daily driver, which I upgraded to from the Apple iPhone 6. Two completely different ecosystems, both of which I am...
dokiWatch

Smartwatches may be the perfect gadget for kids

A while ago, I wrote an article discussing and gauging people’s thoughts regarding cell phones for kids. As a parent myself, I’ve often wondered if I should at least allow my oldest, who is now in...
Samsung Galaxy S7

Flagships just aren't as prestigious to me anymore

Five years ago I was all about the latest and greatest flagships that were on the market. I hardly batted an eyelash at anything that cost less than $199 on contract. In my opinion, flagships were...
Textra

My Top 10 Android Apps (so far)

Recently I rejoined the Android ecosystem with my new(ish) Samsung Galaxy S7. It has taken some time to adjust to life away from iOS, and just as I had feared, I have been spending an incredible...
iCloud not enough storage

Would more iCloud storage make up for limited iPhone internal storage?

More and more rumors seem to be surfacing that we should strongly consider lowering our expectations for this year’s iPhone launch, which is expected to arrive in September. Allegedly, the iPhone...
Surface Pen

I hope a good active stylus comes to Chromebook soon

During Google I/O, we learned that Chromebooks will soon be able to support Android apps via the Google Play store. In fact, just today the ASUS Chromebook Flip received the update, which is...
OnePlus 3

I'm not sure VR is the best way to launch a product yet

As you’re probably already aware, OnePlus launched its third generation OnePlus device, the OnePlus 3, yesterday afternoon. The launch was a bit different from your typical product launch, as OnePlus...
OnePlus 3

OnePlus announces OnePlus 3, now sans invitations

OnePlus has become a popular brand in the industry, being among the first to offer a low-cost smartphone with flagship – or close to flagship – specs. Past generations of the OnePlus devices have...
iMessage

The new iMessage is a party, and Android users aren’t invited

Covering the keynote this morning/afternoon, I was excited to see what was to come. Personally, I wasn’t particularly interested in watchOS as I have yet to have a real desire to use a smartwatch at...
iOS 10

Apple announces iOS 10 details during WWDC keynote

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference kicked off today, June 13th, with a keynote at 10 AM PST. The conference is held annually each year to showcase new technologies and software for software...
Apple TV

Apple details tvOS updates, introduces new Apple TV “Remote” app

During the WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple announced a few key important updates coming to tvOS for Apple TV, which Apple announced already supports over 1,300 video channels and 6,000 native apps. The...
iMessage icon

Are you hoping for iMessage on Android?

Hot on the heels of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2016 (aka WWDC), which is set to begin Monday, June 13th, the rumor mill has churned out a most intriguing allegation regarding a suspected...
Moto Z and Z Force

The good and the bad of Moto Z

Just a couple of days ago, Lenovo held their Tech World conference in San Francisco. There were a lot of exciting announcements made, including the one many of us here at PhoneDog had been eagerly...
Moto Z and Moto Z Force

Lenovo’s Moto Z and Moto Z Force official, complete with Moto Mods

As many were expecting to see, Lenovo’s latest Moto devices have been unveiled during Lenovo’s Tech World event in San Francisco. Changing names from Moto X over to Moto Z (oddly enough, this is...
Play Store on Chromebook

Chromebooks will soon give low-end Windows PCs a run for their money

During Google I/O, we learned about a significant change coming to Chromebooks: They will soon be able to run Android apps straight from the Google Play store. Yes, every last one of them. And...

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