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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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T-Mobile

While imperfect, today's upgrade methods are still an improvement to what they used to be

It doesn’t seem like it was that many years ago where the industry only offered two ways to purchase a new smartphone: full price or 2-year contract. Since then, the industry has essentially been...
Google Allo

Allo: Terrible for messaging, good for assisting

I’ve had mixed feelings on Google’s latest messaging apps, Duo and Allo, which were announced and elaborated on during this year’s Google I/O. At first I was pretty excited, at least for Allo, which...

I kind of like Pixel’s leaked iPhone-like design

This opinion is jumping the gun a little bit, given that the official announcement of Google’s rebranded “Pixel” lineup is set for October 4th. However, with the most recent set of leaked photos of...
Google Pixel

Pixel is Android's best chance at a true iPhone competitor

Apple’s iPhone has held up consistently well over the past several years, which is pretty impressive considering how far the industry as a whole has changed since 2007. While BlackBerry is still...
LG G Mods

Should LG continue making a modular G series?

South Korean company LG recently took the wraps off of their newest flagship, the LG V20. Although relatively new with just two generations behind the name, the V series is a unique offering due to...
Samsung Note 7

I have more respect for Samsung due to the Note 7 fiasco

Ever since Samsung halted sales of the Note 7 in response to at least 35 confirmed cases (at the time) of exploding Note 7 phones, Samsung’s reputation has, in many ways, tanked. It doesn’t help that...
Apple AirPods

AirPods might be expensive, but they're still useful

I’ve been doing a lot of finger rattling on my desk lately, trying to process all of the news that has been hitting the mobile industry lately. We had a bit of a summer dry spell, but recent events...
LG V20

Among titans, the LG V20 is another worth considering

It seems that the announcement of the LG V20 has been both an unfortunate and, in some ways, also a fortunate occurrence. Less than a week ago, LG took the wraps off of its newest flagship, the...
Apple iPhone 7 AirPods

Will other manufacturers follow Apple's lead?

Apple’s recent reveal of the iPhone 7 has plenty of people in a frenzy over the fact that they did, in fact, ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of either Lightning-connected headsets or wireless...
Nexus Sailfish render

After the Note 7 and iPhone 7, all eyes are on Google now

This year’s fall smartphone line-up has been nothing short of interesting, if nothing else can be said about them thus far. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, which started off strong, came across a huge...
Apple iPhone 7

Thoughts on iPhone 7: Apple has done better

I’m going to start off by saying that I still very much stand by my opinion that iOS is a great platform. It’s easy to use, it looks good, and I can’t recall a time where an iPhone didn’t last...
Apple A10 Fusion

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus officially announced

It feels like the tech industry has been holding its breath in anticipation of what Apple will bring with the iPhone 7 this year - and not entirely in a good way. Torn between whether the fiery...
Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2 now official

Smartwatches and smartphones go hand-in-hand, and it was Apple’s first smartwatch, the Apple Watch, that really brought enthusiasm for smartwatches. Earlier this year in June, Apple announced a major...
LG V20

LG V20 official with secondary display improvements and Nougat in tow

Last year was the first year that LG took the wraps off of its new (and quite large) flagship, the LG V10. While LG is already well-known for its other premium flagship line, the LG G series, the V...
back of Samsung Galaxy Note 4

No modular phones? No problem, but please bring back repairability

It’s no secret that I was an avid supporter of Google’s Project Ara from the very beginning, as far back as when it started out as a mere idea called Phonebloks. The idea appealed to me on multiple...

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