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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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...
Nokia Lumia 1020

Will flagship Lumias and Windows 10 Mobile breathe life into Microsoft’s corner of mobile?

Big changes are on the horizon for Microsoft this year. Windows 10 is one of the most highly anticipated software releases this year, and not just for PCs; as most of you already know, Microsoft is...
HTC One M9

The HTC One M10 only needs a few key changes

The HTC One series has been one of my favorite series of flagships over the past couple of years. When the HTC One M7 was announced, I was enamored with the design, the specs, and yes, I even liked...
Amazon Fire Phone

The $159 Amazon Fire Phone really isn’t a bad deal

If you’re into a good bargain, you may have noticed yesterday that Amazon had a massive price cut on their Amazon Fire Phone, slashing the price from $449.00 down to a mere $159. This isn’t the first...
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...

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