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Welcome to #236 – a note from the editor


As we release this issue it’s Halloween weekend, and to mark the occasion we’re revisiting our guides to the essential apps and games you should download to get into the spirit. If you’re reading this after October 31, rest assured most of our picks are solid apps all year round – very few are one-trick headless horsemen.

But although it’s dominated our cover spread, the Halloween content is far from all we’ve got going on this issue. Dig beyond Reviews and you’ll find our Features and How-To sections are more packed than usual, with everything from hands-on reviews of the new Apple Watch to our guides on new iPhone features like SharePlay and Cinematic video.

The News section also recaps Apple’s October event in case you missed any of the announcements, alongside some big news on the future of social media giants Facebook and Instagram.

We hope you have an appropriately spooky weekend, and please enjoy this latest Swipe! Muahahaha!

Tom Rolfe
Swipe Editor