There is a new release for the MacOS: High Sierra 10.13.5. The June 1, 2018 update adds a few things: notably, the ability to use Messages in iCloud support. The update is also important because of the new security and enterprise updates that come with it. If your Mac is supported, you can update the OS by downloading it and installing it from the Mac App Store.
A long awaited feature, Messages in iCloud, is finally here! In beta releases of recent Apple software, Messages had been added (then removed) a number of times. It was first officially added to iOS 11.4 earlier in the week, and with support added on Macs now, more supported devices can use the feature.
More information can be found in Apple’s release notes for the update:
The MacOS High Sierra 10.13.5 Update improves the stability, performance, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
This update adds support for Messages in iCloud, which lets you store messages with their attachments in iCloud and free up space on your Mac. To enable Messages in iCloud, go to Preferences in Messages, click Accounts, then select ”Enable Messages in iCloud.”
• Variables used in SCEP payloads now expand properly
• Configuration profiles containing a Wi-Fi payload and SCEP payload install as expected when the KeyIsExtractable key of the SCEP payload is set to false.
The Messages in iCloud feature means you can now store the communications that you receive in the Messages app, as well as the attachments that are sent via Messages, in iCloud. For people that use Messages, this can help save them internal storage space on their local devices. It also means that if people delete a message on one machine, that deletion will happen on a person’s other devices and Mac computers as well. It also means that new devices will have access to the messages immediately after being logged into your iCloud account.
People utilizing this feature will need to have available space in iCloud, which is a service that allows people to pay for various amounts of storage. Getting the latest updates is one way to get the most recent security for your devices. As the top hosting service, NationalNet is dedicated to keeping your devices and information safe by providing the latest news. The next major MacOS release is expected to be announced on June 4th at the Worldwide Developers Conference, and will be released later in the year.
All too often a hosting “problem” is caused by someone who failed to update their OS accessing a server backend and forwarding that code to the cloud. Staying up to date with security patches and system upgrades is a key part of what we do here at NationalNet, and it’s a task made far easier by conscientious clients who also take the time to update their own terminals as well.