There has been some good news for Samsung Galaxy S II owners today with the announcement that the Korean company will start to push out the Android 4.0.3 update to S II devices in Korea and some parts of Europe. The update process looks like it will initially focus on devices in Hungary, Poland and Sweden before starting to roll out in the United Kingdom during the week commencing on March 19th. When taken at face value, it sounds like S II users could be running Ice Cream Sandwich in the very near future, but the reality is that individual networks also need to approve the software updates and put it through vigorous in-house testing to ensure it plays nicely with their own branded software, meaning that although the official update button is pushed it could still be quite some time before users can benefit from it.
The easy news at South by Southwest yesterday was that Instagram has reached 27 million users and has indeed built the expected Android version. The hard news is that it may have wasted lots of time and effort along the way. In a talk today entitled "Computation and Its Impact on the Future", Stephen Wolfram took a rapt audience on a tour of Wolfram Alpha and the Mathematica kernel that underlies it. To demonstrate Mathematica's capabilities, he wrote some software right in front of us to upload and filter photos. It took 10 seconds and two lines of code....
Almost a year after the initial launch of the Samsung Galaxy S II, and five months after the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, users will start seeing a roll out of the official ICS upgrade for their beloved S II device. Samsung has pushed the button and officially began the process of pushing out the much anticipated update which will take one of their most successful smartphone devices to the latest version of the Android operating system.
Some people call any type of malicious software a computer virus, but that isn't accurate. Viruses, worms, and trojans are different types of malicious software with different behaviors. In particular, they spread themselves in very different ways. Malicious software in general is referred to as malware. If you want a catch-all term for bad computer software, malware is the word to use.
The Khan Academy PR machine is getting to be in full swing after last night’s CBS 60 Minutes airing. I’ve always stated that I’d like to see teachers being their own Khans, being master publishers, and using their many years of teaching mastery to “teach the world.” Khan beat us to it, but it doesn’t mean we can’t do it better..