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 7 red

$1 for one year of unlimited with Virgin Mobile: Worth it?

Now more than ever, carriers are fighting for customer loyalty. Whether it’s the general shortage of new mobile consumers or T-Mobile’s bold ongoing Uncarrier initiative – or perhaps a mix of the two...
OnePlus 5

Are you impressed with the OnePlus 5?

For the past several years, I tended to stick to the more popular brands of smartphones. HTC, Samsung, and Apple are the three that I tend to switch between the most, rarely straying from them for...
OnePlus 5

OnePlus officially unveils OnePlus 5

Leading up to today’s reveal of the OnePlus 5, leaks of the specifications and design of the phone were rampant. Many of those rumors were confirmed, leaving little left to the imagination. On the...
YotaPhone 2

Secondary displays: Useful or a waste of space?

If you’ve never heard of YotaPhone, nobody would blame you. Although a third generation of the device is expected to arrive this year, it comes two and a half years after the YotaPhone 2. Not only...
LG Exalt LTE Verizon

It's 2017, but flip phones are still useful

To me, the concept of flip phones is both near and far. Near in the sense that it’s still hard for me to believe I’m 26, and far in the sense that, in reality, I haven’t owned one long-term for...
Apple iPhone wireless charger

Would wireless charging redeem the iPhone from its missing 3.5mm jack?

The continued success of Apple’s iPhone is an anomaly wrapped in an enigma to me. How else could I explain why I found myself excited rather than scoff at the latest rumor that this year’s iPhone...
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 and 12.9

The iPad Pro still needs a more robust operating system

Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just last week, and while the Cupertino-based company had a lot of ground to cover, one of the most intriguing announcements regarded the...
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung should go back to offering a flat variant of the Galaxy S

In 2015, Samsung introduced two different radically designed variants of the Galaxy S: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Compared to previous versions of the Galaxy S brand, the Galaxy S6 duo were...
ZTE Blade X Max

ZTE Blade X Max Written Review

The smartphone industry has seen an influx of devices which fall under the “cheap but good” category, particularly after the iconic Moto G was introduced. Since then, many manufacturers have followed...
Apple Do Not Disturb While Driving

I'm glad Apple is taking distracted driving seriously

Watching WWDC on Monday, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I knew they would give details on iOS 11, and I figured there would probably be something iPad-related. Although both of those...
Apple Siri HomePod

Apple confirms its rumored "Siri speaker", officially named HomePod

Hot on the heels of rumors that Apple would release their own AI speaker, similar to Amazon’s Echo and Google Home, Apple officially announces the HomePod speaker during its keynote kicking off WWDC...
iOS 11

Apple details iOS 11 features at WWDC

Apple had plenty of exciting announcements to kick off WWDC today at its keynote, the last of which detailed upcoming features implemented in iOS 11. There are a lot of changes and refinements coming...
Samsung Galaxy S5

I regret denouncing polycarbonate housing

It’s well known that John McAfee, creator of the famous McAfee antivirus software, loathes the software he created. Similarly, John Sylvan, one of the creators of the K-cup system, regrets the role...
Nokia Lumia 930

I hope Nokia brings a little bit of Lumia to its next smartphone

Recent mobile headlines may have you pulling a Jumanji and frantically asking “What year is it?” as brands like BlackBerry and Nokia reveal some of their latest creations. The BlackBerry KEYone...
BlackBerry KEYone

The BlackBerry KEYone makes all the right compromises

As the years go by, my need for having “the latest and greatest” smartphone dwindles. At first I thought it was simply a matter of getting older and being more financially responsible, but I also...

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