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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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This little $129 network utility from Apple hasn't gotten a lot of press, but I've heard good things about it. Quite simply, Likewise allows you to set up multiple Macs over a network with identical files and system settings, a task many network administrators want to do. Apple says:

  • Configures an entire classroom at the click of a button
  • Downloads system and application programs to all Macintosh computers at once
  • More affordable and more precisely focused than sophisticated network management software
  • Easily selects network zones for configuration
  • Can update system files from a remote location
  • Allows automatic restart or shutdown after transfer
  • Administrator can update Client's system files, change Client systems to new settings, or rename all Client hard disks
  • Compatible with any AppleTalk network using LocalTalk or Ethernet
Apple -- 800/950-2442

 

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