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Welcome to #264 – a note from the editor

Hi readers!

This issue of Swipe can help you avoid junk mail and phishing scams, improve your chess and puzzle skills, and even set up your own media server.

Our cover feature, a guide to banishing spam forever, can be found in the How-To section this time around. Spam filters have existed for decades, so why do we still get junk email, and what steps can you take to stop it?

We’ve also got a double whammy of great content for people who like thoughtful games that have stood the test of time. In the Reviews section you’ll find a roundup looking at apps that reimagine Chess in fun new ways, and later in the issue you’ll find a how-to on finding the best app for your favorite type of crossword puzzles. (It’s a minefield, trust us).

You’ll also find some salient advice for anyone bored of their current streaming services. We round up six lesser-known alternatives to Netflix, Disney+, et al – and teach you how to create your own streaming server if you’d rather stick to a collection of videos you already own instead of a subscription service.

All that and more in Swipe #264 – enjoy!

Tom Rolfe

Swipe Editor