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News nybble: Kquiz has been updated – true or false?

If you said ‘true’ you’d be right! Kevin Wells has released a new version of his Kquiz application, which makes use of Wget to draw a series of quiz questions from the Open Trivia Database. Those questions are then presented to the user in a RISC OS window, with the application keeping a count of […]

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News nybble: NetSurf gains support for CSS Media Queries in version 3.9

A new version of NetSurf has been released into the wild, and as well as some general bug fixes and improvements, including to its JavaScript handling, this version also benefits from support for CSS Media Queries (level 4). The term “CSS Media Queries” might seem a little meaningless to anyone who simply uses the browser […]

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News nybble: Currency now peeks into very recent history

Kevin Wells has released a new version of Currency, an application that uses Wget to interrogate the Free Currency Converter API in order to examine exchange rates. Version 1.09 of the software sees it updated to use version 7 of the API, which adds the benefit of being able to look at the exchange rates […]

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News nybble: BusTimes 1.07 released

A new version of Kevin Wells’ BusTimes application has been released. The software’s purpose is to look up the timetables for buses and stops, and version 1.07 allows the user to interrogate the times at any given stop along the route of the bus at which they are currently looking. The software uses Wget to […]

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News nybble: TrainTimes gains HTML output

Kevin Wells has released an update to TrainTimes, bringing it up to version 1.11. The software uses Wget to interrogate the TransportAPI website and return information about train and station timetables, and one of the improvements in this release is that users no longer need to register themselves with the TransportAPI site for their own […]

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News nybble: MACadd gets a bug fix

Kevin Wells has released another new version of MACadd, his application that looks up MAC addresses online and displays the found information. The latest version benefits from the removal of a bug whereby the application could crash if the MAC address being checked is either invalid, or not in the database of the MAC Vendors […]

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News nybble: MACadd subtracts a typo

Kevin Wells has released an update to his application for looking up information about MAC addresses – the unique identifiers assigned to network interfaces. The new version of MACadd can be downloaded from his website, and fixes a silly typo (the word Company was incorrectly spelt). The application uses Wget to retrieve the information it […]

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Andrew Conroy releases BASIC library for the Raspberry Pi JAM HAT

Encouraging people to be as flashy as he is when his boss isn’t around! Observant readers and show visitors will have noticed that Andrew Conroy has started occasionally having his own presence at RISC OS computer shows – when CJE Micro’s, the company for which he works, isn’t present. What he exhibits is a range […]

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Escape from the Arcade now available from !Store

The latest addition to the AMCOG Games catalogue was initially launched at the recent Wakefield Show, and it is now available to buy from !Store for just £10.99. That game is Escape from the Arcade – something you wouldn’t have to do if you didn’t get trapped inside an arcade machine, and that happened because […]

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Transient becomes more robust with version 2.09

Fred Graute has released version 2.09 of Transient, a utility designed to present an easy to access, temporary storage location on your hard drive – but one that is, er, less transient than the RAM drive, as the files stored there don’t disappear when the computer is shut down. The program creates a new subdirectory […]