I wrote a book! Well, a revision. It soft launched on Friday, and will be more broadly announced on Monday. If you find yourself in need of step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting, or explanations about using networking options or security features and add-ons in iOS 8 on an iPhone or iPad — do I have a book for you! It's called A Practical Guide to Networking and Security in iOS 8.
It's $15, but you, dear blog reader and friend, receive a whopping 25% off with this coupon: E18CFOG. For that price, you get the PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (Kindle compatible) formats, plus free updates to this edition covering iOS 8. And you can read on any device: I don't believe in encrypted books, because the rights-management locks just hinder legitimate readers.
It covers AirDrop, AirPlay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WPA2, VPNs, Personal (and Instant) Hotspot, and a lot more, all with friendly instructions and illustrated steps. You can read all about it, including seeing the table of contents and downloading an excerpt at my book site.
(If you bought an earlier version in the Take Control series (covering iOS 4 or 6), wait for email from Take Control Books, as they'll have a sweeter discount for previous buyers.)
This is the first book I think I've ever released solo, and it stands on the shoulders of friends and colleagues. The first two editions that I wrote were developed with Tonya Engst and Michael E. Cohen at Take Control Books. This revision, I turned to Jeff Carlson for technical and copy editing and Scout Festa for proofreading. Christa Mrgan designed the cover graphic.
And Tonya and her husband Adam and I are testing releasing books like mine through their Take Control library. Because this book wasn't in high demand, but sold fine, I decided to update it on my own, and they can make it available to their customers, while I can sell it directly too! A win all around.