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Briefly: AT&T retailers' new anti-theft tech, new Disney Infinity app
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Sep 20, 2013, 01:51 PM
 
With the release of the latest in the line of iPhones, retailers have been taking precautions against the likely prospect of armed robbery. Prime Communications, an AT&T dealer, estimates that it suffers from two armed robberies per month at its more than 300 stores US-wide, according to the Wall Street Journal's Thomas Gryta. The chain has adopted the use of 3SI Security Systems' FindIt device in June 2013. FindIt, a tracking device the size of a short stack of business cards, can be contained within a product box, such as iPhone, which can locate thieves in their attempt to successfully flee with stolen merchandise.


With a shelf life of at least two years, the device works through a combination of GPS and radio frequency tracking. When the device is moved within the store, 3SI's security center notifies the store managers prior to the police. When the device leaves a predetermined 'geofence' area, the police are automatically notified. Last month, a robbery of an AT&T store was successfully thwarted by police by being able to track an iPhone's location amongst $22,000 in stolen merchandise, concluding with the apprehension of four men.

Disney Infinity: Toy Box free until October 15

Disney's latest game app, Disney Infinity: Toy Box, has launched this week, offering users the creative control to design one's own Disney scenario. Available for iPad iOS 6.0 or later, Toy Box includes a range of Disney characters to select for one's world, and over fifty free items to choose from to build a custom 'world', including terrain, track pieces, and decorations. Toy Box can be synced to users' console game for complete cross-platform play, with creations being transferable to console for further editing and play. Available for free until October 15, Disney Infinity: Toy Box can be downloaded from iTunes.
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