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mIRC 7.49 has been released! (May 25th 2017)

This is a small update that addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Changed CAP invite-notify so that invite notifications are now displayed. Added CAP 3.2 support so mIRC now sends LS CAP 302 when logging on. Added CAP cap-notify support. Changed Add/Edit server dialog to allow use...

mIRC 7.48 has been released! (April 15th 2017)

mIRC 7.48 has been released! (April 15th 2017) This is a small update that addresses a number of issues reported by users since the last release. It includes improvements, changes and fixes to a number of features, including: Added SASL/NickServ support as a per server setting. Added channel central support for +q quiet list. Added "Control key enables mark/copy" option and the ability to copy...

Microsoft Apparently Ramping Up Heavy-Handed Tactics To Force Windows 10 Migrations

The clock is ticking for users holding out on Windows 7 and 8. For starters, Microsoft is blocking Windows 7 and 8 updates for Intel's seventh generation Core i3, i5 and i7 (Kaby Lake), AMD's Ryzen (Bristol Ridge) and Qualcomm's 8996 processors. The low-level Vulkan API will also not be supporting multiple GPUs on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and users will need to update to Windows 10 in order to...

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal.Let’s start with the good news. Cloudflare, one of the world’s largest internet security...

What Happened to Google Fiber?

For a long time, Google Fiber was the most exciting broadband provider out there. Cities wanted it, tech people drooled over it; and on a loftier level, it even promised to help bridge the “digital divide” between rich and poor. But now, things are looking bleak: Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Google Fiber is being scaled back dramatically (again) as it named Greg McCray its new CEO,...

The FCC wants you to be able to listen to FM radio from your smartphone

Millions of Americans use their smartphones every day to stream music from services such as Pandora or Spotify. Others use mobile devices to access podcasts or radio shows. These applications don't work without a connection to WiFi or mobile data. But what if you could listen to that same content on your phone by turning to an old-school technology: FM radio?   That's what the chairman of the...