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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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WeatherBug Elite for iPad Free for Limited Time

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Adam's favorite weather app for the iPhone, WeatherBug Elite, has been expanded for the iPad, and for a limited time, it's available for free. We haven't spent much time with it yet, but it appears to use the iPad's larger screen to good effect, devoting most of the display to the map, and providing four zoomable panels for conditions, cameras, forecast and hourly forecast. The main missing feature appears to be pin dropping and display, but WeatherBug's developers tell me they just couldn't get it in for the iPad launch, and plan to add it to an update, due in the next month or so.favicon follow link

 

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Simon Crabtree  2010-04-07 21:06
Great app, but no forecast information is provided for locations outside the US (i.e., Canada).
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-08 06:41
None at all, or just no hourly forecasts? That's how I read the feature list initially.
Chris Parker  2010-04-21 03:18
I can't get any forecasts to work in Europe - going to use WunderMap at least until this is fixed.