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PhotoDesk new release reviewed
There is a new release of the veteran image package PhotoDesk now available.
Rougol September meeting
Rougol's September meeting falls on monday 19th September, which is now a bank holiday and the Queen's funeral.
London Show 2022 is cancelled
Rougol have announced that the long-running RISC OS Show has been cancelled this year.
RISC OS Direct Videos -6. Programming with BBC BASIC
The final RISC OS Direct video was released at the MUG Summer show and covers Programming (specifically BBC BASIC) on RISC OS.
PhotoDesk 3.17 released
PhotoDesk is a really powerful (and 'heavyweight') RISC OS image package so it is really exciting to see new versions appearing again.
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RISC OS Open
Lost for something to do this summer?
If you’re still circling the A642 for the Wakefield show or snoozing in the deck chair after the MUG midsummer event then unfortunately you missed both of them now. However, you can still catch the highlights of the RISC OS Open talk on YouTube.
Virtually the MUG midsummer event
Get ready today, Saturday 2nd July 2022, for the Midland User Group (MUG) online show.
I'm floatin' around in ABC
Find yourself writing programs in BBC BASIC? Do your programs ever involve floating point maths? Well we’ve got some good news for you!The Archimedes BASIC Compiler (ABC) 5.00 has been extended with a new option to directly output Vector Floating Point maths instructions which then run on the hardware floating point unit built into many recent Arm processors. This gives a considerable speed increase compared with its predecessor the Floating Point Accelerator which is often emulated now.
Wakefield show ups sticks to Bradford
Celebrating its 25th anniversary outing this year is the popular WROCC show on the 21st of May.
Big Ben eXperience rings again
RISC OS fans in mainland Europe will have been missing the regular chiming of the Big Ben Club’s annual gathering, having been cancelled twice due to Coronavirus restrictions. The good news is it’s confirmed as going ahead this time round – on 14th May 2022.
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Nope, still no Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon processors for you right now
Unless you're a US government boffin or can get a seat in Dev CloudIntel's ever-delayed Sapphire Rapids Xeon Scalable processors are now available ... in the chipmaker's Dev Cloud. Anyone looking to actually pick up Intel's next-gen datacenter silicon is, however, still out of luck, as it looks increasingly likely the chips won't begin volume shipments until early next year.
Teardown shows Apple iPhone 14 Pro is not pro-repair
Who cares if they are authentic parts! Come to the iStore instead if you know what's good for youApple's iPhone 14 can be repaired more easily than its predecessors, but its Pro model retains the architectural inaccessibility of older iPhones and resists replacement parts, even authentic Cupertino kit.
Inflation, recession, pah! IT budgets set to rise in 2023
Turns out all it took was a business-disrupting global pandemicDespite recession fears, most companies are planning to increase IT budgets next year.[an error occurred while processing this directive]
SAS puts ML and analytics suite on Azure Marketplace
50-year-old software project provides a button the boss can clickAnalytics stalwart SAS is making its cloud-based Viya platform available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace in the hopes users will be tempted by a clickable, pay-as-you-go option for its ML, data management, and analytics tools.
Samsung sued for gobbling up too much personal info that miscreants then stole
If you're gonna force everyone to register an account, at least protect that data, lawsuit arguesA lawsuit has accused Samsung of failing to address a cyber-intrusion in early 2022, leading to the theft of US customers' personally identifiable information (PII) in a second attack months later in July.
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