Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 31 - 1-7 August 1985

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Publication Date : 1st August 1985

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1 Amstrad plans 16-bit portable based on Z800 chip and to be IBM compatible [News Item]
Amstrad has rumoured to have begun preliminary work on a new 16-bit portable computer. Likely to be launched in the first months of next year, the rumours have been denied by Amstrad.
1 Acorn deal saves new BBC micros in second rescue package this year [News Item]
Acorn has been saved from liquidation by a complex financial restructuring operation which increases Olivetti's stake in the troubled Cambridge micro manufacturer to 78.9%.
4 Commodore Amiga launched in America [News Item]
Commodore's much feted Amiga machine was launched last week at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
4 Acorn previews 32016 processor and BBC B Plus at Barbican [News Item]
The third official Acorn User Exhibition took place at the Barbican, London last week.
5 New chief executive for Sinclair Research [News Item]
Sinclair Research's new chief executive will be Bill Jeffrey, 40, who was previously managing director for the company's TV and communications division.
6 Wordstar launched for Amstrads [Article]
Micropro, the business software company, has announced that it is to launch its bestselling Wordstar word processor package on the Amstrad 464 and 664 machines.
10 Street Life - Featuring west country amigos, Metacomco, developers of AmigaDos [Article]
Christina Erskine
With Commodore's Amiga micro now launched, Metacomco - which wrote much of the operating system for the machine - is systems house of the moment.
12 Amiga Preview - Commodore's turbo Portia [Article]
Andrew Pennell
A look at Commodore's exciting Amiga micro - and how it compares with Atari's ST rival.
16 Star Game - Gridbase - a treat for Dragon 32 arcade addicts [Type-In Listing]
Ashley Adamson and David Bush
The game is set in space and is played on the high resolution screen with 3-D perspective and alien ships which grow as they close in to invade your Gridbase.
18 Super-duper Basic - part one of a powerful extension to Spectrum Basic [Type-In Listing]
Stuart Nicholls
ZX! Basic is an extension to Spectrum Basic that allows all existing commands to be used and provides 28 new or improved commands.
20 Book - "Beginning machine code on the Commodore 64" [Advert]
Concentrating on simple concepts and explaining every step carefully, with plenty of examples, written by David Lawrence and Mark England.

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Article: Popular Computing Weekly Vol 4 No 31 - 1-7 August 1985

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