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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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Bonus Stories for 15-Dec-08

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Converting from Now Up-to-Date to iCal and BusySync -- After many years of relying on Now Up-to-Date, Adam and Tonya make the jump to using iCal, bolstered by the syncing capabilities of BusySync. The process is not a simple one, though, and although the new capabilities are welcome, iCal presents some annoyances as well. (Adam C. Engst, 2008-12-12)


Caffeine Helps Video-Playing Macs Stay Awake -- Keep your Mac awake with a useful utility that temporarily disables normal power-saving measures while you're watching Web-based video. (Adam C. Engst, 2008-12-11)


Minimize Desktop Distractions -- Ever find yourself distracted by your own Mac, with windows from your Web browser or sounds generated by incoming mail preventing you from getting down to your real work? Doug McLean set out to find some programs that can help you focus on what's important. (Doug McLean, 2008-12-04)


Printing Shipping Labels from PayPal's Shopping Cart -- PayPal's label printing service does not currently support Mac users with label printers, but Mac consultant Dennis Wurster has come up with an easy workaround for those in need. (Dennis Wurster, 2008-12-04)


New Mouse Pad Is Solid Aluminum -- The new MacPadd is a solid piece of anodized aluminum, and well, that's about it, other than it being patent pending and having a gratuitous D in its name. (Adam C. Engst, 2008-11-24)


EtherPad Brings Simultaneous Writing to the Web -- With EtherPad, the Mac's SubEthaEdit finally gains some company in the realm of collaborative writing, in which two or more people can edit a document and see all the edits in real time. EtherPad's difference: It's a Web application that de facto supports many platforms without the need for a central Mac OS X host. (Glenn Fleishman, 2008-11-20)


Top 10 Screensavers for the 21st Century -- Want something to enliven your Mac's screen when you're away from the mouse for 15 or 20 minutes? Doug McLean went hunting for the most interesting screensavers he could find. Here are his top 10. (Doug McLean, 2008-11-04)

 

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