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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Apple iPhone 6

A 16GB iPhone 6s would be Apple’s smartest and sleaziest move

Internal memory is one of the most important aspects of a smartphone. The base amount of internal memory has been making steady, natural progression over the years; 4GB of internal storage was pretty...
BlackBerry Passport Android

Could the BlackBerry Passport pull off Android?

Rumors of BlackBerry hardware running Android software have been more aggressive lately, with some major insiders in the industry even supporting some of the rumors from time to time. Although rumors...
Apple Music iPod silhouette

First impressions of Apple Music

If you own an iPhone, chances are that you’ve already updated your phone to iOS version 8.4 a couple of days ago. While this update brought with it a few tweaks, the most noticeable difference that...
T-Mobile Un-Carrier

T-Mobile is still making strides, but room for improvement is growing thin

We have seen so many changes happen within the industry in the past two years, especially in regards to the relationship between carrier and consumer. Just a few short years ago it would have seemed...
Apple and Android

The condensed version of iOS vs. Android

Perhaps it’s something in the air, but lately it feels like there have been an influx of people asking me for advice on which phone they should upgrade to next. Despite the fact that there are four...
Google Project Ara

I’m excited for the era of Ara, and you should be too

Google’s Project Ara has been well underway for quite a while at this point. What started out as a kickstarter idea under the name “Phonebloks”, a concept for a modular smartphone, quickly turned...
BlackBerry Z10

Is it too late for a “DroidBerry” to thrive?

Rumors of a device that uses BlackBerry hardware but runs on Android is not an uncommon thing to come across. Ever since the initial decline of BlackBerry and the simultaneous rise in Android, the...
T-Mobile Sidekick 2008

Phones that I wish I had gotten (but never did)

One of the more harrowing aspects of smartphone enthusiasts is that, for the most part, you’ll only be using one at a time. Additionally, the one phone you use will likely be your daily driver for a...
iPhone 6

I would love to see user profiles in iOS

iOS has been around longer than any other smartphone OS at this point – at least, in their current forms (BlackBerry 10 is technically a separate platform). Because of this, iOS has a lot to offer in...
HTC One M8

Can HTC bounce back from this low point?

It’s no secret that HTC, one of the most well-known smartphone manufacturers, isn’t doing so well when it comes to profits or stock market value. HTC has been struggling for quite some time now, but...
Apple with headphones

Apple Music: Not a Spotify killer

The announcement of Apple Music yesterday during WWDC 2015 was a fairly important one. Apple, the iTunes pioneer, recognizes that people are shifting away from the popular “pay-per-song” model that...

Between phablets and 2-in-1 hybrid laptops, how useful are tablets?

For the past couple of years, manufacturers have made it a point to make each new generation of smartphones bigger. Not long ago, the idea of having large smartphones was a niche idea; when a phone...
Sony Xperia Play

Could console and smartphone ever work well as one device?

I like video games. Between juggling a couple of different jobs, classes, and parenting, the amount of free time I have available is few and far in between. However, on the rare occasion that it does...
Windows Phone

Windows 10 Mobile will make things difficult, but in a good way

If you’re in the market to get a new phone this year, I feel both elated and sorry for you. Elated because, let’s face it, when it’s officially “new phone” day very little can take away from that...
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...

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