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 Ultimate Test Drive

Looks like I’m going for a drive – the Ultimate Test Drive, that is

That’s the hope, at least. In an attempt to swindle iPhone users away from their dearly beloved device, Samsung has an offer that’s hard for any tech enthusiast to refuse: For just $1, iPhone users...
HTC Logo

Please, no more “hero phone” hype

In this industry it seems like anything could change at the drop of a hat. What might be considered “great specs” for a phone one month may be considered obsolete by the next. That super fun new game...
iMessage

Will we ever have a true unified messaging system?

Texting is one of my favorite things. I got my first cell phone around the time that texting was taking off, and even though we were using the archaic T9 method it was still the bee’s knees. We could...
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Should HTC move in on Note territory?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was officially announced just a few days ago, and in regards to how it was received I’m seeing a lot of mixed feelings. There seems to be a large amount of people frustrated...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Don't count out the Note 4 just yet

It’s newer, it’s shinier, and it’s a Samsung Galaxy Note. That’s just three (out of many) perfectly acceptable reasons for the average consumer to want to buy the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The...
T-Mobile Un-Carrier

Contract vs. No Contract: Are you happy with industry changes?

You’ve probably noticed that over the past couple of years, the industry has undergone some major changes. In previous years, the norm was to exchange two years of your loyalty in order for a carrier...
HTC One M7

HTC needs another M7

I have a fairly extensive personal history with HTC devices. Stretching back all the way to the days of Windows Mobile, I’ve been fairly consistent in owning at least one HTC device a year since 2009...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Has the Galaxy Note lost its luster?

The saga of the Samsung Galaxy Note is an interesting one in this industry. The first Note was introduced back in 2011, and with a then-massive 5.3-inch display, speculation was all over the place on...
Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Will this be the year that the Xperia series loses its exclusive demeanor?

It wasn’t too terribly long ago that, should you want a flagship smartphone as your newest daily driver, you would most likely be limited in your selection depending on your carrier. Carrier...
Microsoft Surface Pro

A Surface phone would make a great Note competitor

Smartphones have had a very short, yet elaborate, history at this point. Although Apple’s iPhone, which was released in 2007, was not the first smartphone to ever be made, most would be willing to...
Windows 10

Things are definitely looking up for Microsoft

If you are among the tens of millions of users who have recently installed Windows 10 on their PC, you’re probably (hopefully) one happy camper right now. After Microsoft officially released the...
Google Cardboard

I had no idea that cardboard could be so awesome

Smartphones have been around for nearly a decade at this point. The revolutionary gadget has gained so much traction that it’s nearly impossible to go a day without seeing one, whether it’s your own...
Moto X variants

Moto X is officially off my radar, but the phones are still killer

It’s weird for me to realize that it’s been two years since the unveiling of that mysterious “X” phone that had everybody riled up back in 2013. It was the phone that was supposed to be the “phone to...
AT&T It Can Wait

Social media is just as important to ignore behind the wheel as texting

You’ve probably (hopefully) heard of AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, where the second largest wireless carrier in the nation highlights the dangers of using your phone to text while driving. You...
Nokia Lumia Icon

Should new Lumia flagships use the old Lumia design?

When it comes to smartphones I find that lately I’ve been somewhat consumed by Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s latest development on the mobile front. I have to admit that I’m extremely intrigued by...

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