O’Reilly & Associates has released “Mac OS X Unwired,” which it bills as “a guide to going wireless at home, in the office or on the road.”
Penned by Tom Negrino and Dori Smith, the book covers wireless computing basics and offers readers some helpful instruction as to why they’d want to use wireless networking. The book also provides instruction for setting up a wireless network and info on how to connect to wireless networks while you’re on the road.
Wireless technologies covered by the book include AirPort and AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Infrared, as well as cellular technology like CDMA and GPRS. Also covered is Apple software that supports wireless networking like iSync, iChat, and Rendezvous. Security issues are addressed, using Rendezvous on wireless networks, wirelessly synchronizing your cell phone or PDA, sending SMS messages from your Mac, and 802.1x authentication.
More info, including a Table of Contents, index, author bios and samples
are available online. “Mac OS X Unwired,” ISBN 0-596-00508-3, costs US$24.95.