The Icon Bar Technology news and views Rob Sprowson talk at January Rougol meet-up http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1338.html Rob Sprowson returned to Rougol (he was here almost exactly a year ago) to give an update on his exciting hardware and software projects. Running a presentation on a Titanium (one he knocked together over breakfast to give him an easier carrying case on the tube), he started by talking about Cloud storage. ROOL updates RISC OS development toolset to release 27 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1337.html DDE (the Collection of tools for developing software in Basic, C and Assembly) has been updated to release 27. If you have a DDE26, you should receive an email telling you that you are eligible for a free update. Developers with older releases can upgrade for 25 pounds. R-Comp support scheme http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1335.html In 2017, Iconbar will be looking at a number of sites, schemes, packages available for RISC OS, reminding you what is on offer, seeing what is going on, etc. As always, if you have any suggestions (or articles!), please drop us a line. We start with the software support scheme from R-Comp. Keeping up with RISC OS in 2017 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1332.html As a minority platform, you can sometimes feel a little isolated. So here are some suggestions of how updated with developments and meet with the Community. What would you like/hope to see in 2017 http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1333.html The last day of 2016 is a time to look forward to 2017. So what would you like to see in 2017? Here is my wishlist to get you thinking.... Will you still be using a RISC PC in 2017? http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1331.html The RISC PC was released in the mid 1990s while the Iyonix came out in the early 2000s and was available until the end of that decade. So if you are using a RISC PC, it could well be 20 years old and even your Iyonix is likely to be at least 8 years old. Native versus emulation in 2016 (Part 3) http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1329.html In Part2 of our speed comparison, I wondered whether there would be a signficant change to the figures from Emulation if we tried a different processor or screen resolution. So in Part 3, let us see... Voting now open for 2016 RISC OS Awards http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1330.html For the past few years Vince Hudd of RISCOSitory has been organising the community-led RISC OS Awards, and he's just announced that the voting form for the 2016 awards is now available. And unlike some other votes that have happened this year, the RISC OS Awards can only lead to good things, so please head on over and take a look. Native versus emulation in 2016 (Part 2) http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1327.html In part 1 we outline our plans to pit a Titanium (running RISC OS 5) against VirtualRPC (running RISC OS 6) on the latest MacBookPro laptop. Here are the scores, Titanium first each time. RISC OS Interview - Rob Sprowson http://www.iconbar.co.uk/comments/rss/news1321.html We continue with our series of interviews with people in the RISC OS world. In this interview, we catch-up with Elesar's Rob Sprowson.