Soft Rock Software will be at the Wakefield Show on Saturday with the usual range of goodies – the RiscPiC cases (now available in both the original -mini and the long-awaited -standard forms) and the Soft Rock Software Collection on both CD and USB flash drive.Continue reading “Grab the Soft Rock Software Collection at a bargain price at the Wakefield Show”
I could’ve made a joke about safety nets, couldn’t I? Oh well.
Now available from R-Comp is the latest version of the NetFetch internet suite, which contains a bundle of software including, amongst other things, Hermes for transporting emails and a version of Messenger so you can read and write those emails.
The update to version 5.50 includes two headline features – support for the very latest SSL/TLS standards, and an easy ‘quick-fetch’ function for individual mailboxes.Continue reading “Netfetch 5.50 lands safely and securely”
Following a similar facility being added recently to TrainTimes, Keven Wells has added a save facility to BusTimes – which performs a similar timetable look-up function as the first application, but for buses and stops rather than trains and stations. Kevin has also uploaded a short video demonstrating the new feature.
No, no, not train crashes, you fools – application crashes!
Kevin Wells has released an updated version of his TrainTimes application, which can be used to look up the trains due at a given station, to help planning any upcoming trips. Version 1.10 benefits from a bug fix that prevents it crashing when first run if a station had more than ten trains.
Kevin Wells’ wget-based application for retrieving railway station timetables from the TransportAPI website can now save those timetables as either a text or CSV file, ready for loading into other applications.
And given a bit of a shine to boot.
RISC OS may not have built in support for WiFi, but there are tricks that can be employed in order to benefit from wireless connectivity. One of those tricks is to run Linux on a board that does support WiFi, and hitch a ride on that board’s connection. That may sound complicated to those who lack the tecnical knowhow, but there are a couple of solutions available to simplify the whole process.
One of those solutions is Wispy, from RISCOSbits, which utilises the wireless connection on an Orange Pi Zero. Connected to your computer by a short network cable, the board is small enough to be discreet – indeed, on some systems it can be housed interally in the main case – and bridges the gap between your RISC OS computer and a wireless network connection.Continue reading “Wispy made less… wispy”
From the start of April, any business whose turnover is above the threshold for VAT registration has a new set of rules to comply with, falling under the banner of ‘Making Tax Digital‘ (MTD). VAT records must now be maintained ‘digitally’ (which in this context means ‘in computer software’ rather than paper records), and returns must be submitted online by suitable software, rather than manually logging in and keying in the figures, or posting off a paper return.
There is a growing list of software available that can be used to maintain those records, and which can be used to submit returns under the new system – and there is now a RISC OS solution in the form of Prophet 4.Continue reading “Prophet 4 brings MTD support to RISC OS”
The AMCOG Development Kit, designed to make it much easier to write games for RISC OS computers in BBC BASIC, has been updated. The new version is available to download from !Store by existing customers.
Version 1.08 brings with it an extended library, including procedures from AMCOG’s Island of the Undead and Stunt Drivers games, the addition of three new example programs, the latest version of RDSP, and more.
AMCOG Games has released an update to the RDSP module, which enhances the RISC OS sound system and provides a virtual sound chip with 16 channels, easy sample playback, ENVELOPE command support, and much more.
Now at version 0.87, the software can now record and save its output to a WAV file, making it possible to create sound effects on a suitable RISC OS computer for use elsewhere. The RDSP web page includes a number of example WAV files to illustrate what the module is capable of – and there is also now a PDF manual available to download.