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Briefly: Bento 3 update, Wozniak deals with Toyota troubles

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.




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  1. bredlo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    If true...

    "attempted to alert both Toyata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the issue, but found it difficult to find someone who would listen."

    If that's true, it's absolutely unforgivable on the part of both Toyota and the Highway Safety Administration. In both cases, it's a basic function of their existence to make sure we're safe on their highways, in these cars.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    @bredlo

    Bredlo I once contacted the FBI about an attempt to commit wire fraud.

    They didn't even take the information down. They explained they have too many complaints.

    I'm not as offended as you are - they have to prioritize. Any agency that can respond to every complaint immediately - is probably sized too large.

    Not to say, more responsiveness isn't an improvement - but to be fair, we have some of the safest cars in the world.

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