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6. Location-based and Wearable Systems

6.1 Google Maps

          Google Maps is a web mapping service application and technology provided by Google, that powers many map-based services, including the Google Maps website, Google Ride Finder, Google Transit,and maps embedded on third-party websites via the Google Maps API.It offers street maps and a route planner for traveling by foot, car, bike (beta), or with public transportation. It also includes a locator for urban businesses in numerous countries around the world. Google Maps satellite images are not updated in real time, however, Google adds data to their Primary Database on a regular basis and most of the images are no more than 3 years old.
         Google Maps uses a close variant of the Mercator projection, so it cannot accurately show areas around the poles. A related product is Google Earth, a stand-alone program which offers more globe-viewing features, including showing polar areas.
          Google Maps for mobile is the world's most popular app for smartphones, with over 54% of global smartphone owners using it at least once during the month of August 2013.





6.2 Samsung Galaxy Gear
        The Samsung Galaxy Gear is an Android-based smartwatch produced by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled during a Samsung Unpackedevent in Berlin on September 4, 2013, the device serves as a companion for all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets which run Android 4.3; on launch, this included the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.
The Galaxy Gear was released to a generally negative reception; it was criticized for the lackluster design of its interface, the inadequate implementation of some of its software, the few apps available, its poor battery life, and its dependency on Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets.








6.3 Memoto
           Memoto is a small wearable lifelogging camera, funded via crowd funding site Kickstarter. Development on the camera started in 2012 by Swedish company Memoto AB.
          Memoto was featured on Swedish National TV News on February 23, 2013.It is reported to be released in spring, 2013, and automatically to take one picture every 30 seconds while wearing it throughout the day, a practice referred to as "life-logging". The TV feature also raises concerns on integrity and privacy issues, and whether use of the product in public might come into conflict with new proposed photography legislation in Sweden.






5. Health and health care (hospital) related software



5.1 LG LifeBand


       At its 2014 CES press conference, LG officially announced its wearable fitness tracker, the Lifeband Touch, along with its companion, Heart Rate Earphones. The Lifeband Touch will play your heart rate into your ear to let you hear exactly how fast your heart is beating. It links to an Android phone, iPhone or dedicated heart rate monitor via Bluetooth and in addition to providing several key fitness statistics and functions, can tell the time and alert you when you've received a text or call. The earphones feature PerformTek sensor technology, which measures blood flow from the external part of the ear. Both devices will be available in the first half of 2014. Prices are yet to be revealed. 






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5.2 Nike+ FuelBand
The Nike+ FuelBand is an activity tracker that is worn on the wrist and is to be used with an Apple iPhone or iPad device. As part of the Quantified Self movement, the FuelBand allows its wearers to track their physical activity, steps taken daily, and amount of calories burned. The information from the wristband is integrated into the Nike+ online community and phone application, allowing wearers to set their own fitness goals, monitor their progression, and compare themselves to others part of the community. Nike+ relies on the gamification of fitness activities turning all tracked movement into NikeFuel points, which can unlock achievements, can be shared with friends, or can be used to engage others in competition.



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5.3 Garmin Vivofit

What is the Garmin Vivofit?

The Garmin Vivofit is a wrist fitness tracker designed to be worn all the time, just like a normal watch. It tracks your steps and works out how many calories you're burning every day.

Garmin Vivofit – Design

The Garmin Vivofit takes a slightly different approach to most of the fitness watches we've seen recently. Instead of relying entirely on connecting to a phone app, the Vivofit has its own screen. 

In order to keep its battery consumption down, it's a non-backlit LCD screen that looks a little like an inverted calculator display. It's clear and sharp, though, using ambient light pretty effectively. 

There's a little button on the front that makes the screen cycle through displaying your number of steps, the number of calories burnt and the distance you've walked on any particular day. 

Having a fairly large screen like this makes the Garmin Vivofit look a little less trendy than some of its recent rivals, like the Sony SmartBand, but some of you will think the instant feedback of the screen is worth it. The screen is part of a hard plastic core that sits within the rubbery strap, which uses a watch-like clasp system. 

Another way the Garmin Vivofit differs from some rivals is its battery. Instead of using a lithium battery that's recharged using a microUSB port, this tracker uses a couple of normal watch batteries. This helps the Vivofit last for up to a year before needing a new set. 

Garmin told us that you wouldn't need to take the Vivofit to a watch maker to get the battery replaced. We've not seen exactly how to get to the battery compartment, but fingers crossed it won't spoil the waterproofing – the Vivofit is 'water resistant' to 50m.








Garmin Vivofit – What does it do?

Having the Garmin name attached may make you assume this is a GPS watch – Garmin makes the popular Forerunner series of runners' watches. However, like just about every tracker like this, it uses an accelerometer. There would be no way to make a device this small last a year if it had GPS.

It's effectively a smart pedometer, and doesn't appear to have an altimeter, which measures altitude (generally used to track how many stairs you've walked up in a tracker like this).

You can get more advanced readings with Garmin's optional heart rate monitor, which straps around your waist. It'll be available as a package with the Vivofit, or you can buy the Vivofit on its own. 

Any readings from these sensors is then sync'd to your phone using the Garmin Connect app, over Bluetooth LE. Garmin Connect also supports the company's 'proper' GPS watches, so if you're already a user the Vivofit may seem particularly attractive. 

Although it's ultimately more rudimentary than a Forerunner, this watch can also be used to monitor your sleep – which it judges by monitoring your movements. Its long battery life makes it paricularly convenient as an all-day, all-night wear, too. 

One of the ways Garmin has managed to make the Vivofit last so long is that it doesn't sync information automatically. Instead, you have to press a button on the watch to make it do so. It seems a fair trade.

Early Impressions

The Garmin Vivofit isn't the most technologically impressive of fitness watches. If you want features galore, you're looking in the wrong place. However, its screen and long battery life are big wins if you want simple convenience and instant feedback.





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4. Utilities and tools for system maintenance


4.1 Windows Task Manager
          Windows Task Manager is a task manager, system monitor and startup manager included with the Microsoft Windows, that provides limited information about computer performance and running applications, processes and CPU usage, commit charge and memory information, network activity and statistics, logged-in users, and system services. As often is the case with software tools provided by Microsoft for Windows, 3rd party software is available which fills the requirements more thoroughly, e.g., "Process Explorer", "Extended Task Manager", "Anvir Task Manager", "Process Hacker", and "System Explorer".[1] The Task Manager can also be used to set process priorities, processor affinity, forcibly terminate processes, and shut down, restart, hibernate or log off from Windows. Windows Task Manager was introduced with Windows NT 4.0. Previous versions of Windows NT included the Task List application, which had far fewer features. The task list was capable of listing currently running processes and killing them, or creating a new process. In Windows XP only, a Shutdown menu is also present that allows access to Standby, Hibernate, Turn off, Restart, Log Off and Switch User. Earlier versions of Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows 3.x, Windows 95, Windows 98) had a program known as tasks to display the programs currently running. This file was executed by running the taskman.exe file from the C:\Windows directory.




 4.2 CPU meter gadget
          The CPU meter gadget, which is an abbreviation of central processing unit metre, is a metre that is used to keep track of how much memory is in the CPU and the computer. It is basically a reminder that helps you monitor your computer's performance. This gadget definitely comes in handy to show you when you need to free up some space.




4.3 Anti-virus Software
         Antivirusanti-virus, or AV software is computer software used to prevent, detect and remove malicious computer viruses. Most software described as antivirus also works against other types of malware, such as malicious Browser Helper Objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious LSPs, dialers, fraudtools,adware and spyware. Computer security, including protection from social engineering techniques, is commonly offered in products and services of antivirus software companies. This page discusses the software used for the prevention, detection, and removal of malware threats, rather than computer security implemented by software methods.
         A variety of strategies are typically employed. Signature-based detection involves searching for known patterns of data within executable code. However, it is possible for a computer to be infected with new malware for which no signature is yet known; and malware is often modified to change its signature without affecting functionality. To counter such so-called zero-day threats, heuristicscan be used. One type of heuristic approach, generic signatures, can identify variants by looking for slight variations of known malicious code in files. Some antivirus software can also predict what a file will do by running it in a sandbox and analyzing what it does to see if it performs any actions which could be malicious.
          Antivirus software has some drawbacks. It can impair a computer's performance. Inexperienced users can be lulled into a false sense of security when using the computer, considering themselves to be totally protected, and may have problems understanding the prompts and decisions that antivirus software presents them with. An incorrect decision may lead to a security breach. If the antivirus software employs heuristic detection, it must be fine-tuned to minimize misidentifying harmless software as malicious (false positive). Antivirus software itself usually runs at the highly trusted kernel level of the operating system to allow it access to all potential malicious process and files, creating a potential avenue of attack.


3. Educational, Research and Reference Software



3.1 Thai2Learn

Name of Company(English) : Learn Tech Co.,Ltd. Co.,Ltd.
ชื่อบริษัท(ภาษาไทย) : บริษัท เลิร์นเทค จำกัด บริษัท จำกัด

          "Focus in technology and processes related to the Electronic Learning (e-Learning) total product divided into 7 groups as follows. Management software system, Electronic Learning (Learning Management System: LMS) software developed by a NOLP-LMS V.3.0. Software for online lessons to develop content standards called NOLP-CAMS V.2.0. Digital content development lessons. Multimedia systems used in the Electronic Learning the lessons of quality equivalent to international standards. Electronic Learning Standards. International standard SCORM 2004 by NOLP as both a developer of standards-based products are the first of the country. And provides advice on the implementation of those standards. Provides a comprehensive Impact on Learning in form ASP (Application Service Provider) and Hosting. As a consultant in the preparation of Electronic Learning Program of government agencies. Training Technology Impact Learning. Electronic Learning Standards. As well as design and development of Electronic Learning lessons to the development of teachers / instructors and administrators generally."


          You can learn fromhttp://www.thai2learn.com

 3.2 e-book

          An electronic book (variously: e-bookeBook, e-Book, ebookdigital book, or even e-edition) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on computers or other electronic devices. Although sometimes defined as "an electronic version of a printed book" many e-books exist without any printed equivalent. Commercially produced and sold e-books are usually intended to be read on dedicated e-book readers, however, almost any sophisticated electronic device that features a controllable viewing screen, including computers, manymobile phones, and all smartphones can also be used to read e-books.




       
3.3 Grolier

         Grolier was one of the largest U.S. publishers of general encyclopedias, including The Book of Knowledge (1910), The New Book of Knowledge(1966), The New Book of Popular Science (1972), Encyclopedia Americana (1945), Academic American Encyclopedia (1980), and numerous incarnations of a CD-ROM encyclopedia (1986–2003).
         Grolier was an educational publishing company known for its presence in school libraries. It had a strong presence among the under-six demographic, the target of Grolier's direct mail-to-the-home business. Grolier became part of Scholastic Corporation in June 2000, which maintains Grolier Online.




2. Language Processing, Translation, Voice and Speech Software

           2.1  Adobe Reader


             Adobe Reader is the most popular program in the world for viewing, creating, managing and manipulating PDF (Portable Document Format) files. It is the standard that all other PDF readers are judged against. Publically released in 1993, Adobe Reader was originally priced at $50 per user before Adobe separated its product range to offer Adobe Reader freeware and their professional Adobe Acrobat versions. PDF became the file format of choice for businesses thanks to its cross platform flexibility and security capabilities.

              Adobe Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Install the free Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Easily access, manage, and share a wide variety of PDF types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected 

Simple UI
             Adobe Reader’s UI is simple and intuitive. Classic tools (text selection, zoom, snapshots, find, etc.) can be accessed from the top navigation menu and buttons. The latest version also includes advanced Tools (create, export, send and store options), Sign and Comment features. You can share iterations, comments and signatures by email or using the Adobe SendNow service.
Security
              Adobe Reader XI is the safest version Adobe have released. This is mainly due the new Protected Mode which loads potentially hazardous items and code in a sandboxed area, isolated from the rest of your system.
Speed
              There have been some criticisms over Adobe Reader’s speed compared to other lightweight PDF readers. It’s true; Adobe Reader does have more plugins and extensions than most PDF readers which can slow operation. That being said the difference for the average user is negligible and those add-ons can be disabled if they are not required. In terms of general operation, Adobe Reader renders documents with high detail and true colour reproduction quickly. Later editions have also had work done to improve Adobe Reader’s impact on memory usage so you should find multitasking takes less strain on your system.






      2.2 Siri
         Siri /ˈsɪri/ is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator which works as an application for Apple Inc.'s iOS. The application uses anatural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. Apple claims that the software adapts to the user's individual preferences over time and personalizes results. The name Siri is Norwegian, meaning "beautiful woman who leads you to victory", and comes from the intended name for the original developer's first child.
          Siri was originally introduced as an iOS application available in the App Store by Siri, Inc., which was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010. Siri, Inc. had announced that their software would be available for BlackBerry and for phones running Android, but all development efforts for non-Apple platforms were cancelled after the acquisition by Apple.
          Siri has been an integral part of iOS since iOS 5 and was introduced as a feature of the iPhone 4S. Siri was added to the iPad (third generation)with the release of iOS 6, and has been included on all iOS devices since Fall 2012.
iPhon application
          Siri was launched first as an application available on Apple's App Store in the United States. It integrated with services such as 
OpenTable, Google Maps, MovieTickets and TaxiMagic. Using voice recognition technology from Nuance and their service partners, users could make reservations at specific restaurants, buy movie tickets or get a cab by dictating instructions in natural language to Siri. Siri was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010, and the original application ceased to function on October 14, 2011.





2.3 Bing Translator

Bing Translator (previously Live Search Translator and Windows Live Translator) is a user facing translation portal provided by Microsoft as part of its Bing services to translate texts or entire web pages into different languages. All translation pairs are powered by the Microsoft Translator statistical machine translation platform and web service, developed by Microsoft Research, as its backend translation software. Two transliteration pairs (between Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified) are provided by Microsoft's Windows International team.

Features
In addition to standard text and web page translation, Bing Translator includes several additional features:
  • When translating an entire web page, or when the user selects "Translate this page" in Bing search results, the Bilingual Viewer will be shown, which allows users to browse the original web page text and translation in parallel, supported by synchronized highlights, scrolling, and navigation
  • Four Bilingual Viewer layouts are available:
    • Side by side
    • Top and bottom
    • Original with hover translation
    • Translation with hover original
  • Website owners can add a translation widget to their website for translating it into other languages supported by Bing Translator; this is done by inserting an HTML code snippet on the web page
  • Any-to-Any language translation pairs
  • Automatically detect the language of the text or website being translated
  • Ability to easily reverse the translation direction
  • The user can play back a spoken version of the translation through text-to-speech (not supported in every language)




1. Productivity, Personal Information Management (PIM), Personal Assistance Software

1.1 Microsoft Office 2010
The following information is provided to help you to activate your Microsoft Office 2010 programs. For troubleshooting information, visit the Microsoft Help and Support site.
If you are using this computer at work or as part of an organization, you might be using a volume edition of Microsoft Office 2010. For information about activating by using a volume license, see Activate volume editions of Office 2010.
How do I activate my Office 2010 programs?
When you start your Office program for the first time after installation, you are prompted to enter your Product Key, if you have not already done so during Setup.



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1.2 Mozilla Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird makes e-mailing safer, faster, and easier with such features as intelligent spam filters, a built-in RSS reader, and quick search. Thunderbird was designed to prevent viruses and to stop junk mail. Thunderbird includes tabbed e-mail, new search tools and indexing, smart folders, support for Firefox's Personas, a simplified setup wizard, and robust junk protections that include phishing and spam filters. Thunderbird has a junk mail tools have been updated to stay ahead of spam and features Phishing protection.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.The project strategy was modeled after Mozilla Firefox, a project aimed at creating a web browser. On December 7, 2004, version 1.0 was released, and received more than 500,000 downloads in its first three days of release, and 1,000,000 in 10 days.







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1.3 Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a free time-management web application offered by Google. It became available on April 13, 2006, and exited thebeta stage in July 2009. Users are required to have a Google Account in order to use the software.

Features

Interface

The interface of Google Calendar, designed by Kevin Fox (who also designed Gmail and the second version of Google Reader), is similar to desktop calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook or iCal on Mac OS X. The Ajax-driven interface enables users to view, add, anddrag-and-drop events from one date to another without reloading the page. It supports view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda. Users can "quick add" calendar events by typing standard English phrases, such as "Dinner with Michael 7 p.m. tomorrow". Users can also set the number of days to show in their custom view mode.

Content access

Events are stored online; consequently, the calendar can be viewed from any location that has Internet access. For users who might experience a hard drive failure, it also means that no data is lost. The application can import Microsoft Outlook calendar files (.csv) and iCalendar files (.ics, the de facto open calendaring file format). Multiple calendars can be added and shared, allowing various levels of permissions for the users. This enables collaboration and sharing of schedules amongst groups. General calendars available for importing into one's account include those containing national holidays of various countries. Users can also add "live" iCalendar URLs that update regularly.[3]

Sharing calendars


Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars). In February 2009, Google discontinued the option of searching for public calendars from the search field by removing the "Search Public Events" button. It also disabled its public calendar gallery, citing maintenance and usability issues. The company suggests adding calendars via the "Interesting Calendars" feature, known calendar URLs, or via email requests to friends. Daily "To Do" tasks cannot currently be shared between users.