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Type Faster by Competing in Races

A fun way to improve your typing speed and accuracy is to join an online typing competition at typrX. This typing competition keeps track of your typing speed, while allowing you to compete against other people, either around the world in public races or with friends in private races. To set up a private race with your friends, follow these simple steps.

  • Once you have a typrX account, click the Create Private Race button on the front page and you’ll be taken to the private race page.
  • From there, copy the track code URL and send it to the friends you want to join the race.
  • You can click the Delay Countdown button to add 10 seconds to the clock if you are waiting on your friend to join the race.

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DealBITS Drawing: Business Card Composer

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When I think about creating business cards, two problems come to mind. Most annoying is the waste of hundreds of unused cards every time I change my phone number or address, all thanks to large minimum orders from most printing houses. Also perturbing is the effort of creating a decent-looking business card using traditional graphics software - I can do it, but it's more work than should be necessary. A solution to both of these problems comes from BeLight Software's Business Card Composer, an elegant Mac OS X program that helps you design attractive business cards and print them on standard business card stock in consumer inkjet printers.

<http://www.belightsoft.com/composer/>

In this week's DealBITS drawing, you can enter to win one of three electronic copies of Business Card Composer, each worth $40. Entrants who aren't among our three lucky winners will receive a discount on Business Card Composer. Enter at the DealBITS page linked below, and be sure to read and agree to the drawing rules on that page. Rest assured that all information gathered is covered by our comprehensive privacy policy. One note: be careful with your spam filters, since you must be able to receive email from my address to learn if you've won.

<http://www.tidbits.com/dealbits/belight.html>
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We'll announce the winner in next week's issue of TidBITS, and we'll also individually notify everyone who enters.

 

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