updated 07:00 pm EST, Wed February 3, 2010
Wozniak comments on Toyota recall
Bento has released the latest update to its databasing software, while Wozniak comments on the broken accelerator in his 2010 Prius
Apple's FileMaker has released the latest update to its personal database software, Bento 3. The utility allows users to organize their important information in one place, with tools for storing contact information, planning events, tracking projects, and more. In addition, users can further personalize the way information is organized by using customizable forms. The v3.0.3 update resolves two issues related to older events in the iCal Events Library, along with a synchronization bug. The update is a free download for existing customers, while new licences can be purchased online for $50.
Wozniak works with Toyota to find accelerator problem
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., recently took an opportunity to comment on the massive Toyota vehicle recall. Wozniak has always been known to collect technology that he finds interesting, and was surprised to find that his 2010 Toyota Prius would occasionally accelerate on its own. Wozniak reports that while using cruise control his car would accelerate up to as much as 97 mph, unless he tapped the brakes to stop the acceleration. Wozniak reportedly attempted to alert both Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the issue, but found it difficult to find someone who would listen. Finally, after some attention in the press, Toyota engineers contacted Wozniak to see if they could borrow his car for a week in hopes of diagnosing the problem.