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October 13, 2017 2:35 PM PT
My thanks to Glenn Fleishman for sponsoring Six Colors this week in conjunction with the release of his book, A Practical Guide to Networking, Privacy, & Security in iOS 11.
The book takes all the most common questions that Glenn regularly receives and distills them into straightforward advice and illustrated step-by-step directions.
For instance, the revised Control Center has a lot better access to networking options, like Personal Hotspot, and provides labels that tell you more about the state of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other options. But do you know how to access the extended panel, and how to decipher them? iOS 11 added third-party SMS message filtering, but do you feel comfortable with a company receiving and analyzing your unsolicited third-party texts, even if it’s anonymous? Apple updated how account recovery works with two-factor authentication for an iCloud account—but do you know how to set up your devices and backups in case you lose everything?
Glenn’s book covers all that and a lot more: AirDrop, AirPlay, Personal Hotspot, Wi-Fi Calling, Safari content-blocking extensions and the new built-in third-party tracking cookie blocker, Find My iPhone/iPad, Bluetooth pairing, Wi-Fi troubleshooting…well, it’s a long list, and you can download an excerpt here with the full table of contents and a sample chapter.
Six Colors readers get a special discount: 25% off the cover price with coupon code SIXCOLORS through November 5, 2017. Buy the book here, and enter that code during checkout. For a single price, you get the 182-page book in three DRM-free formats: PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (for Kindle). You receive free updates to the iOS 11 edition as part of the purchase, too. (If you’d like a print copy, you can order one at Amazon via this link.)
If you need a reference guide that lets you quickly figure out how a feature works or how to set up anything related to networking, privacy, or security, snag a copy of Glenn’s book.