Hiya Caller ID and Blocker keeps robocallers at bay [50 Essential iOS Apps #3]

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Spam and Robocalls are out of control and must be stopped!
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50 Essential iOS Apps: Hiya Caller ID and BlockerKnowing when to answer a call from an unknown number is a game of chance. It might be a family emergency, or it might be a scammer trying to rip you off. Hiya Caller ID and Block is a simple iOS app that attempts to determine whether incoming phone calls are telemarketers, spam, or something worth picking up for.

iOS 6 Will Have A New Call-Blocking Feature, Maybe Connected To ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature

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Will we finally be able to block those late-night, slurred-word phone calls? Here's to hoping.
Will we finally be able to block those late-night, slurred-word phone calls? Here's to hoping.

The new iPhone 5 announcement is expected to happen tomorrow at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. When all the excitement dies down, however, will the device have the staying power that its earlier versions had? Will it beat out Samsung’s new offerings? Will consumers, perhaps suffering iPhone fatigue, be looking for something that thinks even more different?

It does seem that we know all there is to know about the iPhone 5 and its accompanying operating system (iOS 6), but is that actually true? In an article about the high expectations for the iPhone 5 announcement tomorrow, The Wall Street Journal – well known to be the leak source of choice for Apple – drops a tasty tidbit in a seemingly innocuous paragraph.