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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Sony Xperia Z3

Should Sony rebrand Xperia Z?

If you've been keeping up with tech news lately, you probably knew that the new Sony Xperia Z4 was announced yesterday. If you didn't know, don't fret; the announcement was only intended for Japan....
Apple iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5c

The delicate halfway point between the iPhone and its ‘S’

The Apple iPhone has a fairly predictable cycle at this point: the initial “next generation” device, followed by an improved variant of the same device, marked simply by an ‘S’ at the end of the...
Apple Pay

Why I have yet to adopt mobile pay

According to the media, mobile payments are the next big thing. Just as debit cards took over for checkbooks and checkbooks took over for cash, mobile payments are the next secure way for people to...
IKEA wireless charging

Wireless charging IKEA furniture is the push that wireless charging needs

I recently wrote an article discussing the current debate on wireless charging and whether it was a waste of time or an important feature. Although I acknowledged that wireless charging wasn’t by any...
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Game Review

Blizzard Entertainment is no stranger to making high quality games of all types, from action RPGs like the Diablo franchise all the way to the most successful MMORPG to date, World of Warcraft....
LG G4 leather render

Leather vs. Metal: The battle of the premiums

It’s all about the premiums, baby! Well, it seems that way anyway. Terribad 90’s Puff Daddy references aside, there seems to be a huge focus on smartphones made out of premium materials these days....
Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue

What I hope to see with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Mini

Along with the “growing” trend of phablet flagships each year, it shouldn't surprise us that “mini” versions of these popular flagships have become a thing in order to cater to the crowd of people...
HTC One M9 rear camera

The next gen HTC One needs to get the camera right

It’s probably a little early to be talking about the next gen HTC One, especially considering that this year’s model, the HTC One M9 is officially on shelves as of yesterday. Still, given how the M9...
flexible display

The smartphone that can turn into a smartwatch just might work

Apple Watch pre-orders begin tomorrow, with its official launch just around the corner on April 24. Although Apple is far from the first to create a smartwatch, it seems that all eyes are on this...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge wireless charger

Wireless charging: An important feature, or a waste of time?

Wireless charging on smartphones has been around for a while now. The earliest I can remember seeing a phone that featured wireless charging was in 2009 with the Palm Pre. The Palm Pre’s Touchstone...
Apple iPhone 5s Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The phablet standard is killing my vibe

When the Samsung Galaxy Note debuted with its massive 5.3-inch screen size, I had assumed that this would just be a separate, niche series that Samsung added to its lineup. When I went into a store...
Sony Xperia Z3

What will it take for Sony to raise recognition in the U.S.?

Here in the U.S., Android flagships are anything but rare. Whether it’s HTC’s One, Samsung’s Galaxy S or Note, LG’s G, Motorola/Lenovo’s Moto X, or Google’s Nexus, it’s safe to say that there are no...
BlackBerry smartwatch

BlackBerry needed to manufacture a smartwatch, like, yesterday

If you predicted that the upcoming release of the Apple Watch would spark interest in the smartwatch industry, it would seem that you’re not particularly wrong. Articles and discussions are popping...
LG G4 Verus case

How will the LG G4 compare to the Galaxy S6 and HTC M9?

Post MWC 2015, people are just now settling down with the recent announcements of two (well, three I guess) of the most popular Android flagships we’ll see this year: the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy...
Surface 3

The new Microsoft Surface 3 will be my next tablet

For the past 2 years (almost to the day) I’ve been happy with my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 as my tablet. Thus far I haven’t typically had much of a use for a tablet except for the occasional sketch or...

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