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NewsPoster Sep 20, 2013 01:51 PM
Briefly: AT&T retailers' new anti-theft tech, new Disney Infinity app
With the release of the latest in the line of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294434==http://www.apple.com/iphone/" rel='nofollow'>iPhones</a>, 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 <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294435==http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323308504579085583050924724.html" rel='nofollow'>Wall Street Journal's</a> Thomas Gryta. The chain has adopted the use of <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294436==http://www.3sisecurity.com/" rel='nofollow'>3SI Security Systems'</a> 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. <br><br />
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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.<br />
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<strong>Disney Infinity: Toy Box free until October 15</strong><br />
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Disney's latest game app, <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/294433==https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id625520018?mt=8" rel='nofollow'>Disney Infinity: Toy Box</a>, 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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