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Hi there readers!

Thanks for joining me again for another issue of Swipe magazine. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I hope you’re coping as well as possible during the pandemic!

We’ve got a strong musical theme to our articles this issue to help you get your groove on from the comfort of your own home. 

First up is a Reviews roundup that looks at ways you can augment or replace Apple Music with an alternative music player. Anyone who still fastidiously organizes their mp3 collection or misses the smart playlists of iTunes should take note.

Meanwhile, our lead Feature shows how an iPhone or iPad can help take your guitar playing to the next level, even if you’ve never plucked a note or strummed a chord before! Between digital lessons, virtual amps, and musical reference apps, there are so many ways technology can boost your musical proficiency.

We’ve even got a review of an app you can use to jam along with friends remotely – no instruments required!

We also show you how to improve the video quality of your conference calls in How-To, and we look to the future of WWDC in News.

All that and plenty more within.

Until next time,

Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor