At the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, there’s a lot of buzz about the rise of mobile computing and new apps that make math fun, bring reading and storytelling to life and that make collaborating with students in distant classrooms as easy as a quick swipe of the screen.
This is Part 2 in a series of articles focused on understanding the threat landscape in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Part 1 of the series examined the relatively high malware infection rates of numerous locations in the region. This article examines whether these relatively high malware infection rates are a result of people in the region encountering malware more frequently than average.
The “encounter rate” is the percentage of computers running Microsoft real-time security software that report detecting malware or potentially unwanted software during a quarter. Most of these encounters are from systems running Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows Defender (on Windows 8) reporting that they blocked malware from installing on them. The worldwide average encounter rate was 17% in the second quarter of 2013 (2Q13), while the average of all the locations in Figure 1 was 28.5%. Of these locations only Israel, with an encounter rate of 15.74%, had an encounter rate below the worldwide average. Read more
On Thursday, Microsoft revealed a new way to enjoy Office 365 called Office 365 Personal.
Coming this spring, Office 365 Personal is a new option designed for an individual. It allows for one PC or Mac and one tablet to be connected to the service and will be available for $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month.
Now that the team over at Xbox Wire has unlocked all the weapons in “Titanfall,” they’re sharing a guide to the tools of the Titan trade, from the Sidewinder to Quad Rocket and many, many more.
You’ll want to take note of the anti-Titan weapon, the Mag Launcher. “Titanfall” creator Respawn has “proven that they know how magnets work with fun little toy, which fires magnetic grenades that, perhaps not surprisingly, work really well against giant metal Titans,” Xbox Wire notes.
Each week, we bring you new app recommendations from our colleagues. This week’s Thursday Staff App Pick comes from Tereza Nemessanyi, a partner business evangelist in Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.
I’m a wife and mom of two, with a high-pressure job. And I have a confession: I hardly ever cook. I have just one recipe in my walkabout repertoire (my mom’s chicken paprikash). I do love to eat, however.
I also have an active fantasy about food and cooking that rivals any suburban mom’s. I dream that my kitchen repertoire is broader. I’m neutral as to whether I do anything about it. When it comes to food apps, recipe encyclopedias that list all the things I don’t cook leave me cold. I need my food app to transport me to an alternate reality. No guilt, no pressure to perform. I need food porn.
Gojee delivers, gorgeously.