Retrieve stolen iPad, bust crime ring? Apparently there's an app for that

A man who lost his $1,000 iPad to thieves helped authorities find the alleged culprits thanks to an iPhone app that tracked down the device. Kare 11 says the man got his iPad back in a few hours, and police answering the call uncovered an entire ring of criminals operating in Anoka County.

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Twin Cities start-up launching iPad app to rival Evernote

Minnesota's Peter Tamte believes the next revolution in personal-productivity software is upon us – and he wants in. Tamte, the founder of Destineer, the videogame publisher and a onetime Apple consumer-marketing heavyweight, is launching a new company Wednesday, Aug. 1 with a single product: An iPad app to manage to-do items and organize digital notes.

How much is your life worth? There's an app for that...

Minnesota Life Insurance, an affiliate of St. Paul-based Securian Financial Group, now offers an iPad app that can help people calculate their economic value using financial data. The "Human Life Value Calculator" can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store.