News nybble: Scout out Recce at the Southwest Show

There will be a new application released by Sine Nomine at Saturday’s Southwest Show for use with map-app RiscOSM. The software is designed to allow you to check out a particular place ahead of time if you are planning or considering a trip there, by pulling in photographs from various online sources. Subject to the availabitlity of an internet connection, Sine Nomine’s Matthew Phillips hopes to be able to demonstrate it in use in his theatre talk. And since it has been made possible by the recent RISC OS Open…

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News nybble: It’s the coming of the Titans at the Southwest Show

They won’t be fighting, though, so it won’t be a clash. The Southwest Show on Saturday will see R-Comp Interactive unveil another new computer based on the TiMachine range (in turn based around the Titanium motherboard from Elesar Ltd). That new machine is called the Titan, and arrives in a tower case, similar in size to the launch version of the Iyonix according to R-Comp’s announcement. With a base price of £775 including VAT, the default machine is shipped with a single drive for storage, with additional options available, and…

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News nybble: RISC OS Open Logistics operating again for Elesar Ltd

RISC OS Open Ltd are once again joining forces with Elesar Ltd to operate a ‘click and collect’ service for those able to collect any goods ordered from the latter at the Southwest Show next Saturday. If you have something you want to buy from Elesar and you’re attending the show, opting to use this delivery method makes a lot of sense – with the amount of sense increasing with the cost of the postage you would otherwise pay, depending on what you order!

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It’s now just one week until the RISC OS Southwest Show 2019

And in a new, easier to reach venue, so you now have one excuse fewer if you don’t come! As of today, it is now just one week until the 2019 Southwest Show, which takes takes place on Saturday, 16th February – in a new, more accessible venue in Bristol. The change of venue has been known about for some time, but even as late as a few days ago, I saw a comment expressing surprise, so dealing with that important point first, the new location is: The Arnos Manor…

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Date announced for Southwest 2019

 And it has found a new home… in Bristol! With the most recent Southwest Show having taken place in February, the organisers revealed the date of the 2019 event at the time of the even more recent Wakefield Show last weekend. The date of the next Southwest show will be on 16th February, 2019, so please mark that date in your diaries now. The date of the next show isn’t the only thing to be revealed, though. The RISC OS Southwest Show 2019 will be taking place in a different…

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News nybble: R-Comp releases NetFetch 5.03

Existing users of R-Comp‘s NetFetch 5 package can now update their software to version 5.03, by downloading the new version from !Store – it should be in the “My Software” section. The main improvement in version 5.03 is to do with how the software deals with multiple SMTP servers. Support for this is relatively new, necessitated by the increasing use of Sender Policy Framework (SPF) as an anti-spam measure, and the new version sees some user interface improvements as a result of user feedback. For new users, NetFetch 5.03 can…

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