Aug 142017
 

SmallyMouse2 logoModern RISC OS systems tend to come equipped with a number of USB ports, one of which is normally used to connect the mouse to the computer.

However, this wasn’t always the case – USB was first introduced in the mid-1990s, and the Acorn Archimedes first appeared in 1987; Acorn didn’t have the option of USB, and instead designed the Archimedes, RiscPC, and all the variants, to use a quadrature mouse.

The BBC Micro, of course, is an older computer again and in its case, if you had a mouse, it was probably connected via the user port. Continue reading »

 August 14, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 302017
 

I had no idea computers contained fat or sugar – but this one definitely doesn’t!

RaspberryRO Lite case

RaspberryRO Lite case

Putting on his 4D hat, Chris Evans has introduced a new computer in the RaspberryRO range, this one given the ‘Lite’ suffix.

The RaspberryRO Lite takes the form of a Raspberry Pi (but you probably guessed that from the name) in a ‘nano’ desktop case, Continue reading »

 July 30, 2017  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 242017
 

Cutting it a bit fine with the timing of your announcement there, Chris!

With the Southwest Show taking place tomorrow, CJE Micro’s/4D have announced a deadline for anybody who wants a particular item ordered and brought to the show. They will, of course, carry a their usual wide range brought along from the little shop with a lot of stock – but they won’t be able to squeeze everything into their car, so if you have a specific requirement, it’s best to contact them prior to midday today.

The company is, as always, willing to take any surplus Acorn/RISC OS items, saving you the effort of finding good homes for them – or worse, turning them into skip-food. Again, though, because of limited space in their car, don’t just bring larger items to the show without contacting them first.

 February 24, 2017  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , ,
Oct 272016
 

A new version of leading bitmap graphics editor PhotoDesk will be available at the London Show on Saturday from 4D, the sister company of CJE Micro’s. The new version brings a number of changes, including better JPEG support and improved compatibility for a number of modern RISC OS platforms (with support for the Raspberry Pi 3 added) – but perhaps most importantly, it now supports those platforms on which the order of colour components are swapped, such as IGEPv5 and Titanium.

Upgrades – which start at £12.00 if upgrading from 3.12 – will be available at the show if customers bring their PhotoDesk CDs with them. For new customers, the software is priced at £84.00.

 October 27, 2016  Posted by  Software Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 092016
 

Finally, you can let your A4 cash in on its pension!

Anyone familiar with the Raspberry Pi scene will be aware of the Pi-Top, a laptop computer based around the credit card-sized computer that was developed after a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo in 2014 – and anyone familiar with the RISC OS scene will know that Chris Evans of CJE Micro’s and Fourth Dimension has, since London 2015, been talking about releasing a RISC OS version of the machine. Continue reading »

 September 9, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , ,
Sep 092016
 

Horsham, Southampton, Bristol, Midlands, Wessex… Everybody talk about… pop music! No, hang on, that’s not right.

There are quite a number of user group meetings taking place over the next week, so it seems sensible to wrap them up in a single post, covering all of those up to and including next Saturday (17th September). Continue reading »

Apr 142016
 

Announcement from Chris Evans, 14th April, 2016.

CJE and 4D are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Show on Saturday, 16th.

In addition to the two fastest ever RISC OS computers, the RapidO Ig and RapidO Ti, which will be in stock on our stand, we’ll have our normal massive and ever expanding range of Acorn or RISC OS related items! Continue reading »

 April 14, 2016  Posted by  Announcements Tagged with: , , , ,
Feb 232016
 

The first full computer to be based around the Titanium motherboard from Elesar Ltd will be launched at the Southwest Show on Saturday.

The computer is to be called the RapidO Ti, as already revealed, and comes from the little shop with a lot of stock, CJE Micro’s – and Chris Evans says they’ll have some on the day that customers will be able to take away with them. Continue reading »

 February 23, 2016  Posted by  Hardware Tagged with: , , , ,