The Icon Bar Technology news and views Getting started with Bash on RISC OS http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1402.html There are lots of hidden treasures to try for free in PackMan (see our review from 2017). In this article we are going to go into more depth with Bash. Bash is a freely available on many systems (I use it all the time at work on Macs and Linux systems). It also provides the basis for running many other tools and automating things by writing short Bash scripts. A new monitor for my RISC OS and Mac systems http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1412.html Recently I decided to upgrade my monitors. I have a MacBook Pro laptop and I have 2 monitors - one at work which runs my laptop (replacing a 27 inch 10 year old Apple work monitor) and one for home also hosts my RaspberryPi and Titanium. I wanted a high resolution (3840 x 2160 for work) monitor which would also play nicely with my other machines. May news round-up http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1422.html Some things we noticed this month. What did you see? Drag'n'Drop Spring 2018 edition released http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1423.html GDPR and RISC OS http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1426.html You may have been receiving quite a few emails recently related to GDPR. This is a new set of rules which into effect across the whole EU and impacts anyone who holds individual data. Companies now need to be much more careful on what data they hold on you and have your permission to hold it. You also have a right to ask Companies to forget you and delete any emails which include you. Messenger Pro reaches release 8 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1421.html A surprise (but very welcome) release at Wakefield was a new release of the perennial RISC OS client, Messenger Pro. In his talk, Andrew Rawnsley said that R-CompInfo had brought forward the update as the code needed some reworking to ensure it worked with RISC OS 5.24 - we are not complaining. RISC OS 5.24 arrives http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1424.html Wakefield saw the official release of RISC OS 5.24 - we saw 5.22 in 2015 so there have been just a few changes since then (total of 708 changes and 21 main ones). Several key bounties have delivered major new features. Power Switching a RaspberryPi http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1425.html Chris Hall has been trying to make the most of power for a RISC OS based RaspberryPi for his GPS system. In his guest post , he lifts the lid on how he does this... April News Round-up http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1415.html Some things we noticed this month. What did you see? Wakefield 2018 Show Report http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1416.html It was a glorious sunny day in Wakefield and a very upbeat RISC OS show with lots of interesting hardware and software. You can see some show pictures, and here are my show notes if you were not able to attend. Any mistake/omissions are mine.