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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HTC One M9 and Nexus

Do you hope HTC makes both Nexus devices this year?

Things are looking up for HTC. Although HTC was a bit late to the party with the new HTC 10 device by lagging behind the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 release, the end result was worth waiting for. The...
HTC EVO 4G LTE

A fad that ended too soon: Kickstands

I remember the first time I saw the HTC EVO 4G. My brother bought the phone within the first week that it came out, and he loved to show off this boldly large device with its 4.3-inch display and its...
Surface Pro 4

Please let the Surface Phone rumors be true

It is no secret that Microsoft’s Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile platform is not doing so great. Despite the release of the high-end Lumia 950 and even higher end Lumia 950 XL, as well as the...
Amazon Fire Phone

With some tweaks, Amazon's Fire Phone deserves a second chance

Amazon is, hands down, one of my favorite companies right now. I’ve been an Amazon Prime subscriber for several years now, initially signing up so that I could get that sweet free 2-day shipping with...
Nexus and HTC

Stock or Skinned: How do you like your Android?

When it comes to Android’s corner of the smartphone world, the sky is the limit in regards to customization. Its open source platform allows for vastly different user interfaces, or UIs, from one...
HTC One M8 skin

How to keep up with maintenance on your aging phone

If you read enough articles regarding smartphone trends and news, you might be under the impression that if you don’t upgrade every 6 months – or at the very least, once a year – your phone is a...
Acer Liquid Zest Plus

Acer’s Liquid Zest Plus challenges the Moto G

2013 was a good year for the Motorola brand. That was the year that Motorola Mobility, under the care of Google, took its first step to making a comeback in the smartphone industry after breaking off...
Apple Pencil

Who would have thought that Apple’s biggest selling point would be a stylus?

Lately I’ve had an itch to buy a new gadget. Although I recently purchased a Nexus 5X to replace my iPhone 6, I’ve continued to eyeball all of the cool flagships that have come out over the past...
Project Ara

After seeing the G5, my thoughts on Project Ara have changed

When the LG G5 was announced a couple of months ago during Mobile World Congress, I was impressed. The design is completely fresh and new, and that’s something I feel we don’t come across often in...
Posh Micro X S240

I was wrong; somebody really does care about small smartphones

Over the past few years, manufacturers have been shifting their focus towards making thinner phones that have bigger displays. Your average screen size ranges anywhere from 4.7-5.7-inch displays,...
Nexus 5X rear

The HTC 10 fuels my desire for an HTC Nexus

Not too long ago, rumors began surfacing about this year’s Nexus. Albeit it’s still early in the year and Google typically reveals the Nexus sometime late in the fall, rumors have already strongly...
emojis

To emoji or not to emoji?

Expressing emotions and tone appropriately through text can prove to be a difficult task. Oftentimes we resort to using smiley faces, or if you're like me you tend to sprinkle a few "lols" in your...
HTC One Mini, HTC One, and HTC One Max

Should HTC and Samsung bring back minis?

Do you remember how appalling it was 6 years ago for a smartphone to have a 4.3-inch display? How everybody said it was too big, and that such a large device would never succeed? In my mind I’m...
HTC Ice View case

HTC’s Ice View case is a welcome upgrade from Dot View

I pretty much laid all of my thoughts about HTC’s recently unveiled HTC 10 out in an article I wrote yesterday. In short, the device is pretty much nails every issue that people had with the M9...
HTC 10

HTC is back in the saddle with the HTC 10

I got up fairly early this morning to watch the “live stream” I thought would bring us news of the HTC 10. After a couple of minutes of confusion when a live stream never appeared at 7:02, I...

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