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New iOS 7 users - Protect Your Privacy With These 5 Steps

Woohoo! You've installed the latest and greatest phone software from Apple. Time to pop open the new iTunes radio and start Tweeting about it, right?

Wrong.

If you want to keep the goings-on on your your new iOS 7 phone private, then there are a few features you need to enable. Here are 5 steps to ensure your privacy with iOS 7, courtesy of ZDNet and TechCrunch.

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Software Pirates Beware! Adobe CS Takes to the Sky with the "Creative Cloud"

Adobe has officially announced its most radical software update yet, where the Creative “Suite” (known most broadly for its Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, and Flash components) has now become the Creative “Cloud” – a new and updated version of the Suite, available exclusively online.  That’s right, there are no longer installation CDs or packaging of any kind. With the CC, Adobe has transitioned over entirely to a pay-per-month subscription-based process, including most of the old Creative Suite favorites (InDesign and Premiere Pro, along with the aforementioned Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator) alongside 20 gigabytes of cloud storage space.  Not only can you store your files in the cloud and access them everywhere, but you can also sync to multiple devices, publish your work on the Behance network (an online portfolio platform for creative professionals across multiple industries), and take advantage of the extensive sharing features built into the system.

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Scan Documents on the Go with Your Cell Phone

Sometimes you're on the go, and you need to send someone a document that you have only in paper format.  Some of us don't have a scanner or fax machine at home, and want to be able to digitize all of our bills, paperwork, and pesky documents.  Enter the cell phone scanner app.

CamScanner by IntSig, and many of its competitors, are popping up on the Android Market, in the iOS App Store, and for other phone models like Blackberry and Windows Phone.

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What to Do with All Those Business Cards

CardMunchLogoLinkedIn powers an innovative iPhone app called CardMunch.  Use your iPhone to scan in a business card, a team of data entry folks is waiting to transcribe the information on the other end (yes, really!), and voila! a new contact is created in your address book with all of the individual's information in tow!

Don't want to clutter your primary address book with every contact who hands you a card?  No problem, CardMunch will allow you to create a second, separate CardMunch address book as an alternative.

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Jason has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, predominantly in the technology space. Most recently he was the COO and Director of Technology for Rich Casto & Company, a national training and consulting organization in the real estate industry.
As a consultant for IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and Envision Consulting Group (now IMS Health), Jason has served clients of all sizes, including Big Pharma, Fortune 500, and Global 1000 companies:

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • AOL (America Online)
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Wockhardt USA (formerly Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals)
  • Norwich Union
  • PNC Bank
  • Reynolds and Reynolds

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Sarunas is a web design and development expert with hundreds of successful projects in his portfolio. He is passionate about delivering extraordinary user experiences for every client and consistently goes above and beyond everyone’s expectations. As an SEO expert and strategist, he can optimize your website, or app, to get the most out of it, day in and day out. Sarunas holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Kaunas Technology University, in Lithuania. Sarunas now lives in Chicago, and calls it home.

Alexandra Olsavsky

Client Experience Specialist

Alex specializes in content generation and social media promotion for Geek | Chicago clients, helping to solidify their presence in the online community. This includes blog writing, graphic design, co-ordination and design of weekly newsletters, and active engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Outside of Geek, Alex is a classically-trained soprano who professionally performs around the city of Chicago (most recently with the Chicago Baroque Band, and with the Rolling Stones for their "50 and Counting" tour).