In all the various retrospectives of 2011, remembering Steve Jobs and all of his amazing accomplishments is a common theme. His iPads and iPhones have made their way into even more hands over the holidays, but now, we know we can credit his products with actually saving Christmas this year!
See, a 20-year-old guy named Patrick Krewson, who seems to fancy himself something of a Wet Bandit (a la Home Alone), broke into a Los Angeles-area home on Christmas eve and stole the family's gifts, including an iPad. The family called the cops, and they initially couldn't find any leads ... until the victim called the police department to say that tracking software on the iPad indicated it was only a few doors away. Yup, if you're a victim of electronics burglary, there's an app for that: Find My iPad, which saved Christmas Day for this family ... and another family!