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Steve McCabe is a British-born Mac consultant, tech writer, and teacher who now, for reasons that have but the most tangential connection to technology, lives in New Zealand. He writes about his adventures in New Zealand and blogs about tech. Steve’s first novel, Crash Landing, is now available in paperback.

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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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FunBITS: Get the Most Out of Your iPhone’s Music with CanOpener

Charge Your Electronics Before Flying, or Risk Losing Them

Pebble Smartwatch Puts Notifications on Your Wrist

FileMaker 13: More Polished but Pricey

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WordPress as an Alternative to iWeb

iPhone 5: The Best Yet, But Still an iPhone

Why Do Airlines Require Us to Turn Off Our Gadgets?

Comparing Music Streaming Services: Pandora, Spotify, and Last.fm

Apple’s International Obfuscation

Wrangling PDFs in 2012’s Web Browsers

Facebook Tests “Highlight” Feature on Kiwis

QuickTime Format Extender Perian to Cease Development

FileMaker Pro 12 Updates Themes and Layout Capabilities

Believe Most of Tumult’s HTML5 Hype

Wacom Inkling Lets Designers Sketch on Paper

Puzzling Through Mac Replacement Possibilities

FileMaker Go Brings FileMaker Databases to iOS

iBooks Textbooks: Not Exactly Innovation in Education

Solving the Universal Access Color Problem

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