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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Evie Launcher

Evie: My new favorite launcher

Do you ever find yourself browsing the app store for something specific, but you end up coming across a completely unrelated app that piques your interest instead? I do, and that’s exactly what...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S8

Frequent upgrades aren't as satisfying as they used to be

While I was out shopping the other day, I stopped in Best Buy to kill some time, look at gadgets, and perhaps do a little shopping there as well. The Samsung Galaxy S8 was front and center shortly...
HTC U Ultra

I'm interested (but not hopeful) about the rumored HTC Ocean

I keep telling myself that I really shouldn’t be holding out hope for HTC. The company I once blindly trusted to make my favorite smartphones has become inconsistent at best as of late. Regarding...
Apple Health icon

I've underestimated the importance of mobile health monitoring

It’s been several years now since smartphones and other smart gadgets have placed a focus on improving health. From heart rate monitors to sleep tracking to calorie counting, several companies have...
AutoDraw cat

Google's AutoDraw: A future feature for messaging?

It wasn’t that long ago that Google came out with an interesting AI experiment called “Quick, Draw!” where users were prompted with an object to draw, and Google’s AI would attempt to figure out what...
Samsung Galaxy S8

Slim bezels I can get behind, but edged displays are too much

Slim bezels. Bezel-less. Whatever you want to call the latest trend in smartphones this year, it has a lot to do with getting rid of those pesky bezels. Both LG and Samsung have already placed a...
Samsung S Pen

It's high time for Galaxy S and Galaxy Note to unite

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been the talk of the town since their unveiling on March 29. Their impressive screen sizes, screen-to-body ratios, and subtle spec upgrades are what take the S8 to...

The Doctor is In (Your Phone): Why doctor visits from your phone is such an appealing concept

Last week, Samsung revealed the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. While these flashy pieces of hardware were naturally the high points of the event, Samsung unveiled other interesting...
Apple iPhone broken

Manufacturers need to get a grip on their smartphones

The title of this article isn’t meant to have some figurative meaning; by all means it is a literal title. I wrote an article yesterday detailing the differences between the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG...
Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6

Battle of the Bezels (or lack thereof): Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6?

Bezel haters have a couple of good reasons to be excited now that the LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 duo have been made official over the past month. Both phones are flagships of their respective...
Samsung Galaxy S8

I won't be trading my Galaxy S7 for the Galaxy S8

Earlier today, Samsung took the wraps off the highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Without question, a lot is riding on the shoulders of the S8 as it follows hot on the heels of the mostly...
Samsung DeX dock

Samsung's Galaxy S8 supports desktop mode with DeX dock accessory

Attempting to blur the lines between smartphone and computer, Samsung announced that their new Galaxy S8 smartphone can double as a desktop with their new DeX interface and dock. Samsung DeX...
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unbox Your Phone

Bezel-less Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus official, pre-orders begin today

The amount of rumors and leaks regarding Samsung’s follow-up to its highly successful Galaxy S7 flagship have been unreal, but finally we can put those rumors to bed as Samsung has now officially...
Samsung Note 7

Will the Note 7 overshadow the Galaxy S8?

Tomorrow, Samsung will officially unveil their excessively leaked Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. With rumors and leaks all but confirmed, the Galaxy S8 is shaping up to have a 5.8-inch “bezel-less”...
GUESS Connect

Smartwatches are improving, but battery life is still a hindrance

It seems like this past week has had a flurry of smartwatch announcements, which makes sense considering the Baselworld conference is currently underway in Switzerland. We’ve seen new smartwatches...

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