iPad to the rescue

Cops using Will.i.am’s iPad to track down thief
[Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)]

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It’s hard out there for a hip-hop star. Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas recently had a not so good, good night. Thieves broke into his parked Bentley and made off with $10,000 worth of loot including jewelry, other personal property and the singer’s shiny Apple iPad.

However, law enforcement officials have honed in on the the perpetrator using the iPad’s GPS functionality, and are close to making an arrest. The exact means they used for locating the iPad, however, is unknown — i.e., whether it was an app or MobileMe’s “Find My iPhone/iPad” feature.

Whether for a special event performance or music partnership, Apple has collaborated with many musicians in a variety of ways. Back in 2004 the Black Eyed Peas, and their hit “Let’s Get it Started,” were prominently featured in the launch of the iMac G5.

[via TMZ.com]


I love that he not only got his stuff back but that the cops are looking for the perps, who are on the run. Any other mobile devices that help fight crime?