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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.

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Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206

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Quickly responding to yet another critical security vulnerability, Adobe has updated the Mac version of the standalone Flash Player to version 13.0.0.206. According to this Adobe security bulletin, the update patches an exploit that has been used to target Flash Player users on the Windows platform to take control of a system remotely. But because this threat can also be exploited on Mac (and Linux) systems, Adobe recommends all users update Flash Player for Mac 13.0.0.201 and earlier to this new release. To see which version of Flash you have installed, visit this Adobe page. If you use the Google Chrome Web browser, make sure to close and restart it to get Chrome 34.0.1847.131, which includes Flash Player 13.0.0.206. (Free, 15 MB, release notes, 10.6+)

 

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Comments about Adobe Flash Player 13.0.0.206
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David B  2014-04-28 11:46
You left out the 2 words 'yet another'.
… to a (yet another) critical security ...
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-04-28 12:01
I think it's safe to assume that _every_ version of Flash has a critical security vulnerability.