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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Apple iPhone no headphone jack

Why an “iPhone 6SE” would make sense

I’ve thrown most of my expectations of this fall’s Apple iPhone out the window by now, partly because leaks and reports are wishy-washy; partly because I don’t want to believe some of the more...
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

I hope the Note 7 still comes with a non-edge variant

Just a little over a week from now, Samsung will be holding another Unpacked event on August 2nd, unquestionably to unveil this year’s Galaxy Note. Similar to how Microsoft chose to make Windows 10,...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Obliq Slim Meta case

Are you a caseaholic?

Not too long ago, I wrote about how the accessories we invest in for our phones can sometimes hinder our decision to upgrade – particularly if you've spent a lot of money on accessories for one...
BlackBerry Priv

Can BlackBerry still succeed with Android?

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that there are actually four “major” smartphone platforms available to us. There are iOS and Android, of course, but there are also the less popular Windows 10 Mobile...
Superbook

What's better than Chromebook with Android apps? The Superbook

It’s commonly understood that our smartphones are much more than just phones. No longer is the primary function for the phone to be, well, a phone. It almost seems like there is no singular primary...
Samsung Galaxy S7

Do you only buy popular name brand phones?

I’ve been going through a small personal crisis lately when it comes to buying smartphones. You see, since I’ve really started getting into phones, I’ve always been drawn towards the most popular...
HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 won't save Windows 10 Mobile, but it won't hurt it, either

Microsoft’s corner of the mobile industry has been, to put it nicely, messy. Windows Mobile to Windows Phone made some great strides, but in the end, Windows Phone 7, 8, and 8.1 weren’t enough to...
Huawei Honor 5X

For $200, the Huawei Honor 5X is awesome

Amazon had its first official “Prime Day” last year, which was said to be a day full of deals that were equal to or better than annual Black Friday deals. However, the first Prime Day was...
Apple iPhone 7

Are you hyped for the iPhone 7?

Rumors surrounding the next generation iPhone start immediately after the last one was released. It begins with wishes of what the latest iPhone "should" have been, and slowly turns into rumors and...
iMessage Android

I like Android, but I miss iMessage

I’ve pretty much settled back into Android at this point. After discovering some apps that have made the switch from iOS to Android much more enjoyable, I think I’ve really gotten into the groove of...
Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO challenges the anti-social nature of smartphones, and it's (mostly) great

I was only 6 years old when the Pokémon craze started taking off in the U.S. back in 1997. I didn't know much about it, and I didn't care much about it – but my older brother did. And because he did...
Samsung Charm

Samsung's Charm looks nice, but how useful is it?

Wearables have become an integral part of the mobile tech industry. You can find wearables of all types: fitness trackers, smartwatches, smart rings, smart glasses, and even smart socks… and those...
ASAP Launcher

ASAP Launcher: A simpler, decluttered Android experience

I recently talked about how I felt that I had fallen into a pattern when it comes to applications that I download and use. Even when I get a new phone, I would just download the same core 20 or so...
iPhone cases

Do accessory investments keep you from upgrading?

Rarely do our smartphone purchases end once we’ve paid the full price - whether it’s in the same day or over time - of the device. Most people buy at least one or two accessories with a new phone,...
HTC 10

What’s your favorite Android skin?

If you are or have ever been an Android user, you know that almost every Android manufacturer makes their own “flavor” of Android, so to speak. From Samsung to LG, HTC to Huawei, Lenovo to Xiaomi, or...

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