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      TechBits: smart phone thefts

      There's a new effort underway to slow down smart phone thefts. {}Apple has unveiled a remote kill switch feature- and there are calls to cell phone service providers to create remote shut-off services for stolen phones.

      Police say the theft problem is growing. {}In some cities, smart phone thefts account for more than a third of all robberies. {}Police have even created a term for the thefts, calling it 'Apple-picking'.

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