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Hi, Welcome to IT Oxy. This blog is primarily aim to share our information on Information Technology. I really appreciate if you are willing to give any input to this blog. If you want to share something, email at: admin@IToxy.com If you found any post interesting and useful, then please leave a comment and share with your friends.

Welcome to IToxy.com

Hi, Welcome to IT Oxy. This blog is primarily aim to share our information on Information Technology. I really appreciate if you are willing to give any input to this blog. If you want to share something, email at: admin@IToxy.com If you found any post interesting and useful, then please leave a comment and share with your friends.

Welcome to IToxy.com

Hi, Welcome to IT Oxy. This blog is primarily aim to share our information on Information Technology. I really appreciate if you are willing to give any input to this blog. If you want to share something, email at: admin@IToxy.com If you found any post interesting and useful, then please leave a comment and share with your friends.

Welcome to IToxy.com

Hi, Welcome to IT Oxy. This blog is primarily aim to share our information on Information Technology. I really appreciate if you are willing to give any input to this blog. If you want to share something, email at: admin@IToxy.com If you found any post interesting and useful, then please leave a comment and share with your friends.

Using the Camera Tool in Excel 2007

Sometimes you need to collate important fragments of data lying in different parts of your Excel sheet.You can use collate the data and cell referencing , but it  create a  lot of confusion and data redundancy. However, creating dynamic screenshots of particular patches of data can be a very viable option.You can create such screen grabs with the help of the camera tool provided with Excel 2007. The camera takes a picture of a  selected area, and you can then paste that picture wherever you want it. It updates automatically, and because it is a picture rather than a set of links to the original cells, any formatting of the source is automatically reflected in the picture. The picture will also adjust to include any rows or columns inserted within the source area.

To enable the Camera Tool in Excel  do  the following steps:

  • Right click the Office Button and enable “Show Quick Access Toolbar Below the Ribbon”

  • Click the arrow appearing near the “Quick Access Toolbar”.

  • In the drop-down menu, click the “More Commands…” option.
  • The “Customize” option is selected by default in the left-side panel.
  • In the “Choose commands from:”drop-down menu, select “Commands Not in the Ribbon”.
  • Select the “Camera” option, and click the “Add>>” button.

  • Click “OK” to close the “Excel Options” dialog box.
  • The “Camera” icon appears on the “Quick Access Toolbar”.

  • To take a snapshot of a cell range,select the cells.

NOTE: The camera tool does not work with charts.

  • Click on the “Camera” icon.
  • Go to the destination sheet and use the left-click of your mouse to draw the object.
  • You can go to the source data by double-clicking on the image.
  • You can create as multiple images in succession after selecting a cell range.

7 VoIP Apps For Your Cell Phone

If you already own an iPhone or any other mobile handset that connects to the Internet, it is also possible to VoIP applications to make free or cheap calls.

Here is a list of 7 VoIP applications that can be used with your cell phone…

Skype Mobile

If your phone is supported, Skype Mobile is a great way to add Skype chatting and calls to it.

Platform/Network: Java-based application that works on 50 popular phones from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Samsung. Can be used on numerous cellular data networks.
Cost: Free
Features: One-to-one and Group Chat, presence settings (offline, online, do not disturb).

3 Skypephone

The 3 Skypephone is best suited for those who need a few monthly mobile minutes and wish to talk/IM to their Skype friends along the way. The pre-paid feature makes it an attractive and inexpensive option for Skype chatters in the geographies it serves.

Platform/Network: Uses a specialized handset. Currently available in the UK, Italy, Austria, Hong Kong, Australia, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden.
Cost: Around £49.99 (about $98) and can be used on a pre-paid basis. Calls cost nothing if they’re made from Skype.
Features: Free Skype-to-Skype mobile calls and the ability to conduct Skype IM conversations, all without touching your computer.



iSkoot is a good option for keeping in touch with your Skype contacts.

Platform/Network: Mobile handsets such as BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Mobile and Palm OS models. Also works on GSM networks.
Cost: Based on usage. Because iSkoot is a hybrid VoIP/GSM service, it uses SMS and mobile minutes when making and receiving calls or Skype IM messages.
Features: SkypeIn and Skype-to-Skype calls, Skype IM messages.



With its smart forwarding options, Truphone is particularly useful for international travelers. Whether you’re on Wi-Fi or just your normal GSM network, you can be reached via your Truphone number no matter where you are. For times when Wi-Fi is not available, Truphone just released Truphone Anywhere, which utilizes local gateways for outgoing calls at low per-minute charges.

Platform/Network: Nokia handsets
Cost: Incoming free calls while on the Truphone network, low per-minute rates while on a GSM network. Outgoing calls are billed at very low per minute rates.
Features: Truphone offers free calls, SMS and voice mail while logged into the Truphone network via Wi-Fi. Otherwise, Truphone forwards calls to your mobile handset and you pay a low per-minute charge.



Almost comparable to normal cell phone when using Wi-Fi connection.

Platform/Network: Nokia/Symbian handsets, Widows Mobile, iPhone (pre-release beta)
Cost: Free
Features: Allows you to make VoIP calls on any SIP network, Skype or to other Fring users. Additionally, Fring is a multi-protocol IM client that will allow you to chat with your buddies on Skype, MSN, ICQ, Google Talk, Twitter, AIM and Yahoo.



Great features but this new software is still unstable.

Platform/Network: Available for Java-based phones, Symbian and Windows Mobile
Cost: Free
Features: Talkonaut offers free VoIP and IM chatting. For instant messaging, the application supports Google Talk, ICQ, AIM, and Yahoo. Talkonaut can also use SIP for VoIP calling.



Responsive and easy to use. Good quality when using VoIP from Facebook to Nimbuzz over a Wi-Fi connection.

Platform/Network: Java program, Symbian - iPhone version coming soon.
Cost: Free
Features: Allows you to engage in IM conversations and conduct VoIP calls, as well as to share media such as photos and video. Nimbuzz also allows for client-to-client calls and has widgets enabling calls to originate from Facebok and MySpace. Compatible with Skype, Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, MySpace, Facebook and Jabber IM networks.
Our Opinion: The Symbian application is very responsive and easy to use. A VoIP call originating from my Facebook page to Nimbuzz over a Wi-Fi connection sounded good — just as good as any call over a GSM network.



Great competitor to Skype supports by many platforms including iPhone. Good VoIP call quality.

Platform/Network: Nokia Symbian handsets, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Nokia Tablets
Cost: Free for VoIP calls, low per-minute charge to call landlines and to SMS to mobiles.
Features: Gizmo5 allows you to conduct voice calls to other Gizmo5 users and grants IM conversations with friends on Gizmo5, MSN, AIM, Yahoo and Jabber.

Difference Between a Virus, Worm and Trojan Horse

The most common blunder people make when the topic of a computer virus arises is to refer to a worm or Trojan horse as a virus. While the words Trojan, worm and virus are often used interchangeably, they are not exactly the same. Viruses, worms and Trojan Horses are all malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer, but there are differences among the three, and knowing those differences can help you to better protect your computer from their often damaging effects.

What Is a Virus?

A computer virus attaches itself to a program or file enabling it to spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels. Like a human virus, a computer virus can range in severity: some may cause only mildly annoying effects while others can damage your hardware, software or files.

Almost all viruses are attached to an executable file, which means the virus may exist on your computer but it actually cannot infect your computer unless you run or open the malicious program. It is important to note that a virus cannot be spread without a human action, (such as running an infected program) to keep it going.

People continue the spread of a computer virus, mostly unknowingly, by sharing infecting files or sending e-mails with viruses as attachments in the e-mail.

What Is a Worm?

A worm is similar to a virus by design and is considered to be a sub-class of a virus. Worms spread from computer to computer, but unlike a virus, it has the capability to travel without any human action. A worm takes advantage of file or information transport features on your system, which is what allows it to travel unaided.

The biggest danger with a worm is its capability to replicate itself on your system, so rather than your computer sending out a single worm, it could send out hundreds or thousands of copies of itself, creating a huge devastating effect. One example would be for a worm to send a copy of itself to everyone listed in your e-mail address book. Then, the worm replicates and sends itself out to everyone listed in each of the receiver's address book, and the manifest continues on down the line.

Due to the copying nature of a worm and its capability to travel across networks the end result in most cases is that the worm consumes too much system memory (or network bandwidth), causing Web servers, network servers and individual computers to stop responding. In recent worm attacks such as the much-talked-about Blaster Worm, the worm has been designed to tunnel into your system and allow malicious users to control your computer remotely.

Keep your office documents online with Google Docs and OfficSync

Bringing the power of Google to Microsoft office. Offisync allows you to use, update and synchronize your Google Docs onto Microsoft Office – as well as offering the ability to search on Google from the Office interface and insert images into your Office documents from Google Images.



You first have to install OfficeSync which sits in your Office documents.  

To open a document from Google Docs, just press the small yellow folder icon on the far left and a box will appear asking you to enter your Google account name and password.   I was initially a bit concerned about entering my Google account password so I emailed OffiSync and asked them if they store the account details on their servers. 

User Names and Passwords are stored in the Windows Credentials Manager (CredMan) service on your computer. OffiSync does not store any credentials on our servers or on the Google servers.


  • Save your documents online in Google Docs and access them from any computer.
  • Access your files from any computer with or without Microsoft Office.
  • Manage, create and delete Google docs folders right from within Office applications.
  • Add collaborators as you save your file in Google Docs.


  • Open any Google Docs file directly from Microsoft Office applications.
  • Move or copy files between Google Docs folders.
  • Manage your Google Docs file library just as if it was on your own computer.


  • Add collaborators to your documents and manage their permissions.
  • Changes made through Office apply instantly to your Google Docs version of each file.


  • Find any document based on its content using the powerful integrated Google search feature.
  • Switch between multiple accounts (Google Docs and Google Apps) to find your business and personal files in seconds.


  • Communicate with your collaborators right from within your shared document.
  • Send automated notifications to your friends and co-workers to streamline the collaboration process.

How to embedded video in a PDF file easily

With the advent of Acrobat 9  you can add video files to your PDF files and make your presentation viewers feel great .You will never need a media player to embed the video file and it can be done very easily.

Follow the steps below to see how you can add a video file to a PDF file :

1) Select the Video tool from the Multimedia pull-down menu

2) Select and drag a rectangle where the video will appear in your PDF file. After you release the mouse, the Insert Video window pops up.

3) Click the Browse button to locate your video. Select the file and choose Open. Move the slider to choose the image that will appear in your PDF file, and choose Set Poster Image from Current Frame, and click OK.

4) The animated movie appears in the box you created with the Video tool.

Done! You have successfully embedded a video file now.

Sync your Outlook Calendar with Google Calendar

Google Calendar Sync allows you to sync events between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar. You'll be able to determine the direction of information flow, as well as the sync frequency. Staying on top of your Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar events has never been easier! Here's some good information to know to help you get started with Google Calendar Sync.

Currently, Google Calendar Sync is only compatible with Microsoft Outlook versions 2003 and 2007, and operating systems Windows XP and Windows Vista.

To set up Google Calendar Sync:

  1. Download Google Calendar Sync (version at http://dl.google.com/googlecalendarsync/GoogleCalendarSync_Installer.exe
  2. Once a dialog box appears, click Save File. The downloaded file should open automatically. If it doesn't, manually open it from your browser's download window.
  3. Click OK to confirm that you're aware this is an executable file.
  4. Read through the Google Calendar Sync Terms of Service, and click I Agree.
  5. Follow through the Installation Options and click Install to finish the set-up process.


Once Google Calendar Sync is installed on your computer, the Google Calendar Sync Settings window will appear:

In the Settings window, enter your email address and password and select the Sync Option you prefer. Read about each Sync Option.

You'll also be able to set the time interval for syncing to occur. Please keep in mind that 10 minutes is the minimum time interval allowed.

After the initial set-up, you can access the Google Calendar Sync Settings window again by double-clicking the calendar icon in your Windows System Tray.

Icon Status

To access the Google Calendar Sync Settings window, just right-click the calendar icon in your Windows System Tray and select Options.

When your events are actively syncing between Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook Calendar, you'll see arrows in the Google Calendar Sync icon:

When events aren't actively syncing, your calendar icon will look like this:

Shutdown/Restart your computer by an SMS or Email

Shutdown or restart your computer by just an SMS or send an Email from any email ID.

In some situation this trick would help you to shutdown/restart your computer remotely, say for you forgot to shutdown your computer or any of your application just gone to hanged and you are not there, your company people are nagging you over phone and they really don’t know how to play around, in that case the final option is restart and you do not want to inform your company:)

Ok, I will break it, You need MS office outlook( I just tried with MS office outlook 2003, so you can select what ever you want), smsEmail gateway number and a batch file

Here we go,you need to create separate batch files for shutdown the machine and for restart the machine.

The code for shutdown:-

C:\windows\system32\shutdown -s -f -t 00

type this code into a notepad and save as shutdown.bat (check your file extensions are enabled, otherwise it will save as txt format)

Just note, save the destination at somewhere which you do not use usually, otherwise if you click on the  bat file by chance, it will go to crazy

follow the same method for create a restart batch file and name it as restart.bat, the code for restart:-

C:\windows\system32\shutdown -r -f -t 00

The next step  is configure your outlook, if you want to configure  Gmail on your outlook follow this link:- http://support.email2pop.com/Gmail_Outlook.html

Then finally here is our deal,

First we go for shutdown option by sending an Email from  any Email account :-

Open your outlook, go to tools-Rules and alerts-press create new rule-start from a blank rule-press next. will get lot of options. Here you have to bit careful,

You can find there with specific word in the subject(check the enable box), in the down you can see specific word, there specify which word you want to use for shutdown your computer (you will get another popup and type which word you want, eg:- shutdown my computer now), then press next, scroll down, you can find start application( check the enable box), in the down you can see start application option, click the start application then select  the appropriate saved batch file which you created before( in this case shutdown.bat). press finish.

How we can test that  is this working? Go to any of your email account, sent an email to your outlook id with the exact subject(shutdown my computer now). once it received to your outlook the rule will generate and the application will run.Before that you need to do one more thing, enable the auto send/receive option, in that it will receive the email automatically, otherwise you cannot perform this trick remotely. Just go to tools-mail setup- press send/receive- will get another popup- do the same like as in the below  picture


For restart :-

Do the same like as the shutdown procedure, but you must careful about the specific subject word and application.

Give the word as something restart my computer now and after choose the correct application which you created early ( restart.bat)

then test it.

Finally, How we can work out this method by an sms?

For shutdown:-

You need to create again rules same like as what you did early. For shutdown, the subject should be like SMS from Mobile: +97150xxxx (add your number instead of the xxx) then follow same procedures for shutdown.

You need to find out the email gateway number for sending emails from your mobile.its quite simple to  find out a emailgateway number. I found one from  google, which i will give now  +6591653870

go to your text message, create new  and To number is +6591653870 ,  body as the email id which you selected for the rules, space then type something…the subject it will select automatically as SMS from Mobile: +97150xxxx (instead the xx your number will appear whe the email receive).

for more detail about the smsemail gateway check this :  http://www.visualtron.com/sms2email.htm

For restart:-

you need to create the rules again, when you create the outlook rule select the specific words in the senders address(just scroll down, there you can find this) click in the down for specify the word and type this word there: VisualGSM SMS2Email Server [support@visualtron.com]

There are many other sms_email gateways, you can use those also. if you select any other, just sent a test mail to your outlook account and check what subject and sender id  you received. Then you need to edit or create a new rule for it…

Don’t think it is complicated, it’s very easy to do…

Note :- your outlook should be always open/turned on  for work this trick, if you close your outlook then the rules can’t work out.

if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me

Optimize you PC with TweakNow PowerPack 2009

TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities that let you fine-tune every aspect of your computer's operating system and Web browser.It provides more than 100 hidden Windows settings in the Windows Secret section.To keep your computer always at  top performance, you have  to clean your registry  at least once a month.By using Registry Cleaner  module provides you with a safe and simple way to clean Windows Registry. It includes Disk Cleaner,Disk Usage Analyzer,Registry Cleaner & Defragmenter , Startup Manager,Track Cleaner,System Information and more.

This suite also gives you a complete picture of all aspects of your computer's hardware, including detailed information about your motherboard, processor, video card, memory, hard disk and network.

The Virtual Desktop module allow you run four custom-designed desktop configurations simultaneously.An AutoShutdown utility that lets you suspend, hibernate, or shut down your computer after a specified period of time.In addition to saving resources, this program keeps your system more secure by making it unavailable to unauthorized people.By using all of these modules , you can easily customize your Windows like geeks do.

OS: Windows 7/Vista/XP| Freeware | 5.45MB |  Download  TweakNowPowerPack2009

Windows 7 supports computer monitors in portrait mode

The newest version of windows, Windows 7  now supports portrait mode(vertical) for computer screens.Though most Display drivers support this screen mode transition,in Windows 7 it is available within the OS.This setup will be very useful if you want to read more content  in vertical mode  where a lot of scrolling will be required otherwise.

Under the Display Settings there is an option for you to flip the computer screen from portrait to landscape mode (and vice-versa) with ease.

Speed Up Your Internet Bandwidth

Well, Many of you already know this tweak, but just want to recall it again.A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here’s how to get it back:

Click Start–>Run–>type “gpedit.msc”

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy–>Computer Configuration–>Administrative Templates–>Network–>QOS Packet Scheduler–>Limit Reservable Bandwidth


Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab :

“By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO.


This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

Update Group Policy


Click Start–>Run–>type “cmd” to open command prompt.

type gpupdate /force


Or restart your computer for GP update.

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