Blocking It

It has been a long overdue feature that has plagued the best of us, there is nothing worse than having to change and email address, phone number or even contract to avoid some pestering idiot. But now Apple have finally realised it is a growing problem that they need to tackle to keep its fan base happy, maybe one of the CEO’s was being pestered to much by a disgruntled employee and so message blocking was available. 
Unfortunately for this to work the person or persons bothering you needs to be in your contacts list. I have found the best way to deal with this is by creating a contact group simply called ‘Blocked’ and dragging those idiots to this group, the only draw back that hopefully Apple will tackle in the future is the fact anyone and everyone is still shown in your ‘All Contacts’ list. To only show certain contacts you can hide groups so that even though they are still there in a ‘Blocked’ group you will not see them in your direct line of sight.
To start, fire up the Messages app on your Mac and look towards your Mac’s toolbar.
From here, click on the Messages button, and from the drop down menu, click on the Preferences button.


From the Preferences window, click on the Accounts tab located towards the top of the menu.
Now look towards the centre of the screen and click on your iMessage username.
Towards the centre of the screen you will now see a button labeled Blocked.
Click into this menu and you will be able to block people from your Address Book from iMessaging you by pressing the “plus” button that’s located towards the bottom of the window.
That’s all there is to it! Now sit back, relax, and enjoy a spam-free iMessage inbox on your Mac.

Hidden Items


Over the last year, Apple has worked to expand the Apple TV's offerings with content from HBO, The Weather Channel, Smithsonian, and others. While this helps make Apple an alternative to cable, the sheer number of options can quickly clutter your home screen.
Fortunately, it's very easy to hide apps you don't want to see.
There are three simple steps.

Step 1: Go to the Settings screen and select General.


Step 2: On the General screen, select Restrictions.


Step 3: You will see a list of all the channels with Show written next to them. Simply click Show to switch it to Hidden. With just three simple steps you never again have to be bothered by apps or channels you don't use.