Wait, officer, no, that’s definitely not what I meant! Computer technology in general tends to improve in a number of areas, with newer machines sporting any or all of more memory, greater storage, and faster processing speeds – although equal developments in the software that runs on them, to make use of those improvements, can sometimes mean the end user doesn’t necessarily notice the gains that have been made.Read More
Developers’ meeting, 1st April
The latest in a series of online meetings with developers in mind – friendly fireside chats with a view to sharing ideas and techniques, and providing guidance and advice – will take place on Saturday, 1st April.Read More
Need for speed? Zoom to Saturday’s MUG meeting!
Andy Marks of RISCOSbits will be transported at high speed to the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting – or at least a digital representation will be, since the meeting will be held entirely online.Read More
Design a logo for the Wakefield Club
The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) want you to get your artistic juices flowing, and draw them a new logo, with a prize up for grabs for the one they choose and go on to use! April of this year – the same month in which the Wakefield Show takes place (in Bradford) – marks the club’s 40th anniversary, and they are celebrating in a number of ways. One of those is to hold a competition to (hopefully) find a replacement for the club’s logo.Read More
Not working network printer drivers now working!
If you use R-Comp‘s Network Printer Drivers, you may have encountered a problem if you’ve also been using recent beta versions of RISC OS 5.29, incorporating changes to FileSwitch. Those changes have brought about compatibility issues with support for HP JetDirect, a technology in use on many network capable printers – not just those from Hewlett-Packard. An update to the Network Printer Drivers software, released this week, addresses the issue – version 2.04 is now available from !Store.Read More
News nybble: PiTools and 4téTools 1.21 released
R-Comp‘s support packages for the 4té and Raspberry Pi 4 (on which it is based) have both been updated, with the latest versions – 1.21 – both available to download. In the case of PiTools, that’ll be via !Store, and in the case of 4téTools, from the users’ download site, detailed in the machine’s support documentation. The reason for the update is that an issue cropped up with some of the LockScreen options, which have now been resolved.Read More
Up periscope! Nemo to navigate Nautilus up the Thames
An obvious reference like that is impossible to resist – sorry! The next meeting of the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) will take place on Monday, 20th March, and the guest speaker will be telling us how his submarine, Nautilus, is controlled via RISC OS. Wait, what? No, okay, then. The guest speaker will be Nemo20000, rather than Jules Verne’s fictional captain Nemo. ‘Our’ Nemo doesn’t have a submarine, but he does have some interesting RISC OS things to talk about.Read More
MPdata+ 2.02 released
Kevin Wells has released an update to his political tool, MPdata+. The program allows you to access information found on the They Work For You website about your local MP. It does this by identifying your MP from your postcode – so you can use it to look up any MP if you know a postcode in their constituency.Read More
Stay up above the world so high in your Tappy Plane!
And below those dodgy looking upside down sky mountains! Rebuilding on a game he released last year but had to withdraw1, Jeroen Vermeulen has now released a brand spanking new title for RISC OS called Tappy Plane!Read More
3D Turbo Boost screeches into availability
Released at the recent Southwest Show, 3D Turbo Boost is the latest game from AMCOG Games, and it is now available to buy online via !Store.Read More