Software

MoreKeys updated

All we need now is more fingers. Or not, since this solves that problem. Towards the end of March, Rick Murray released a new application designed to make it easier to enter ‘extended’ characters, those not normally found on a standard keyboard – solving the problem of having to remember which key combination or sequence […]

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David Pilling address change

RIP PO Box 22. After 25 years of service, David Pilling – developer of Spark, Ovation Pro, and much more, has announced that he is no longer operating the PO Box for postal communications, such as purchasing his software using a cheque. On what David describes as “the very light cone of software development” upgrades […]

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DigitalCD and TimPlayer updates

Music to my ears. Back in April, André Timmermans announced new versions of DigitalCD and TimPlayer on the RISC OS Open forum. DigitalCD is a desktop music player for all versions of RISC OS from 3.1 on, providing control panels for any CD drives connected to the computer, and any internet radio and music file […]

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Lcheck updated

Not yet able to predict next week’s numbers. Kevin Wells has released a new version of his lottery syndicate checking application, Lcheck. Written to work for the UK National Lottery, Thunderball and Euro Millions draws, Lcheck will compare your syndicate numbers to see if they match the numbers from those draws, bringing any lines that […]

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BBFlash updated

BBFlash… Aa-aah… It saved every ROM image! BBFlash is an application designed to write all of the files needed to boot a BeagleBoard or BeagleBoard-xM to a suitable memory card – a micro SD, micro SDSC, SD, SDHC or MMC. It allows you to use a FAT formatted card, with no need to reformat it […]

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MonopolyCal – a Monopoly calculator

Removing the monetary monotony. And all the moaning. I like playing Monopoly – but I don’t like messing around with the money, and the inevitable problems it causes. I find that some people become impatient and carry on with their turns while other players are still sorting out a property purchase, a rent payment, or […]

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FFmpeg, FFplay, DRenderer updated

Updates that are a bit like buses. Except more frequent. So not like buses at all, then. New versions of FFmpeg and FFplay have been made available by Christopher Martin, bringing them up to version 1.22, along with another update to the Digital Renderer (DRenderer) module, bringing it to version 0.56 (beta release 6). FFmpeg […]

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PlayIt 1.73 plays more

PlayIt is a tool for playing sound samples, which is used by a number of RISC OS applications, including DigitalCD. Originally written by Rick Hudson, recent updates have been made available by Christopher Martin, who has just released version 1.73. This version is able to recognise more Replay/ARMovie files that contain audio formats that it […]

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FFmpeg and FFmplay performance improvements

New versions of FFmpeg and FFplay have been made available by Christopher Martin, bringing them up to version 1.21, along with another update to the Digital Renderer (DRenderer) module, bringing it to version 0.55. FFmpeg is a versatile, open-source, multi-platform video and audio converter, described on its home site as “the leading multimedia framework, able […]