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Michael E. Cohen has worked as a teacher, a programmer, a Web designer, a multimedia producer, and a certified usability analyst. He's the author or co-author of several books, including Take Control of Pages, Take Control of iBooks Author, Take Control of TextExpander, and Take Control of PDFpen 7.

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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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The Illustrated iTunes License Agreement

Apple Wraps up a Record-Breaking Year in Q4 2015

Harry Potter and the iBooks Author

Moving Your Apple Watch to Your New iPhone

Explaining Siri Suggestions and Spotlight Search in iOS 9

iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil Announced

Migrating to a New Mac in the Real World

iTunes and the 80-20 Rule

FunBITS: Music in Time and Space

Apple Posts Record Financials for Q3 2015

Updates Expand iBooks Author’s Reach

Revisions Wrangles Your Dropbox Files

Apple’s watchOS 2 to Gain Native Apps, Third-Party Complications

TextExpander 5 for Mac Makes Snippet Suggestions

Writing Screenplays with Highland

Dropbox Adds File Comments

Apple Makes Even More Money in Q2 2015

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