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Welcome to #226 – a note from the editor

Hello readers! Welcome back to another issue of Swipe.

We’re hot off the back of Apple’s biggest event of the year, WWDC, and as such have a lot to discuss! First, head over to the News section for a recap of the opening keynote address, along with a roundup of every new feature announced for iPhone and iPad, and a celebration of this year’s Apple Design Award winners.

When you’re all caught up on the facts, we’ve got opinions and analysis waiting for you in the Features section. Contributor Craig Grannell considers the pros and cons of Apple’s notorious “walled garden” approach before investigating why Apple’s biggest breakthroughs feel like the fusion of man and machine.

If you’ve had enough of WWDC and iOS 15 chat, instead check out the Reviews section. Here we’ve got a roundup of the very best camera apps for iOS that offer something beyond the default Camera app’s capabilities. We’ve also got a quick look at some of the apps that can help you learn various coding languages, and full reviews of some of the Apple Design Award finalists – commissioned and written before we knew they made the shortlist, so you can be sure they’re unbiased by recent announcements!

Finally, our jam-packed How-To section this issue has some great advice for beefing up your online security and being more productive with your device. Enjoy!

Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor