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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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How Adam Engst and Other Experts Use Their Macs

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At Macworld, former TidBITS staff writer Lex Friedman surveyed Mac experts such as TidBITS publisher Adam Engst, Instapaper creator Marco Arment, The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, Faith Korpi of the IRL Talk podcast, and Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater Software about how they use their Macs. Read on for ideas about how to set up your own Mac and to learn Adam’s strong opinions about window placement.favicon follow link

 

Comments about How Adam Engst and Other Experts Use Their Macs

Anonymous  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2013-11-05 12:20
Great article but which utility is Adam using to assign programs to function keys
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-05 12:38
Keyboard Maestro, of course. :-) I'm not sure why Lex didn't mention that in the article.