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Welcome to #217 – a note from the editor

Welcome back to another issue of Swipe magazine!

This issue we’re revisiting an old favorite topic: freebies. These days, the vast majority of apps are free to download – but most of those have subscription fees or hidden catches somewhere along the line. It’s rare to find a high-quality app that genuinely offers something for nothing. But those “too good to be true” apps do exist, and we’ve rounded up our favorites in the Reviews section.

Elsewhere, our first Feature this issue lays out our top tips and best practices for using your iPhone or iPad to sell stuff online. Apps make this kind of thing so much easier, but there are pitfalls to look out for along the way, so follow our advice to ensure you get the most from your online selling.

Next, we’re examining Facebook’s recent complaints about the increased privacy measures Apple has been working on. Just why is the rest of Silicon Valley so annoyed, and whose side should you be on? (Spoiler: if you like having control over who is allowed to track you online, you’re on Apple’s side).

As usual, we also have plenty of app reviews and tutorials to dig into, plus a recap of all the relevant news that dropped since last time. That includes plenty of Apple rumors and the reason WhatsApp users are ditching the platform.

Enjoy, and we’ll see you next time!

Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor