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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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Reluctantly Switching from Eudora to Apple Mail -- Readers share their experiences and opinions on switching to Mail following Tonya's article. (14 messages)


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Leopard's image icon preview -- Is there a way to disable the frame created in the Finder's icon view for images? (3 messages)


iTunes 7 in Leopard Loses a Feature -- A reader discovers that he cannot drag songs from a CD into an iTunes playlist, but others still see this behavior. (4 messages)


Macs@IBM -- A recent article notes that IBM is beginning to embrace the Mac, not only as supported machines for employees to use, but also as a target for software development. (4 messages)

 

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