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Apple World Today News Update: May 30, 2018

Can you believe it’s Hump Day already? Those 3-day holiday weekends make the work week fast, and we’re going to give you three short news items to make your day go by even faster:

  • Apple is leasing even more industrial space in Santa Clara, CA, part of a huge expansion in the office and lab space that’s located around the south Bay Area
  • We have some tips for you about iCloud Messages; how to turn it on and what is backed up by the new cloud service that showed up in iOS 11.4 yesterday
  • Want to watch Monday’s keynote at the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference? We have tips on where you can stream the event

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This is Steve Sande for Apple World Today, and you’re listening to the AWT News Update podcast for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. Sorry that I referred to yesterday as Monday…those three-day weekends always cause problems.

Apple just can’t seem to get enough office space in the Bay Area. Apple Campus 2, otherwise known as Apple Park, opened just a few months ago, and the next big jump will be to open Apple Campus 3 in San Jose next to the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport. The original Apple campus is still open at One Infinite Loop, and there are other Apple labs and offices scattered around the South Bay Area. Now comes word the company is leasing a 62,000 square foot industrial building that is at the corner of Bowers & Walsh avenues in Santa Clara, which is less than a mile away from a pair of buildings at Kifer Road and Uranium Drive. Apple’s also working on renovation of a 105,000 square foot a few blocks away — but nobody knows what all of this old industrial space is being used for. Apple’s also looking around the country for another new campus, and Research Triangle in North Carolina is apparently in the lead for that location.

Yesterday’s jump to iOS 11.4 brought us iCloud Messages, and for a lot of people that created a lot of questions. Here are some answers. You need to turn on the feature as it’s not automatically enabled. To do this, you need to go into Settings in iOS 11.4, tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen, tap on iCloud, then scroll down and turn on Messages in the “Apps Using iCloud” section. Note that iCloud Messages is not yet available on macOS, but is expected to arrive with macOS 10.13.5 any day now. Apple probably won’t have a web interface for Messages on, but we’ve been surprised before. If you delete a message in iCloud Messages, it is deleted from all devices and cannot be recovered. Have friends who are still on Android? Well, the SMS messages that you send to or receive from them are backed up in the cloud as well. If you send videos, GIFs, stickers and other content to friends, those are backed up as well.

On Monday we’ll all be watching the Apple WWDC keynote, and you can too! The best way will be to watch it on your fourth or fifth generation Apple TV with the Apple Events app, so you can get it all on the big screen — that’s what I’m planning to do. On iPhone or iPad, you can watch the keynote as part of the coverage that will be available on the WWDC app. And on the Mac or any other computer with a web browser — yes, even a Chromebook or Raspberry Pi — you can point that browser to Apple Events – WWDC Keynote, June 2018 – Apple and watch the show. Keynotes are always fascinating to watch and there will likely be at least one or two announcements that will be newsworthy.

That’s all the news for today – join me tomorrow afternoon for the next edition of the AWT News Update.

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the authorSteve Sande
Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!

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