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Tonya Engst co-founded TidBITS with Adam Engst back in 1990 when publishing on the Internet was either strange or revolutionary, depending on your viewpoint. Since then, along with performing nearly every imaginable role involved in running TidBITS, she has worked at Cornell University's academic computer store (selling Macs, PCs, and NeXTs), worked at Microsoft as a technical support person, written and co-written several books, written oodles of articles for the likes of MacWEEK and Macworld, become a parent, edited various books, and found her dream job as editor-in-chief for the Take Control series of electronic books.

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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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When Your Numbers Get Serious, Read “Take Control of Numbers”

The Feel-Good Mavericks Upgrade

Prepare for Mavericks Now with Take Control Books

“Take Control of 1Password” Documents 1Password 4 for Mac

iOS 7 Pre-flight Checklist

Apple Introduces the iPad mini and Fourth-Generation iPad

Playing with AirPlay in Mountain Lion

iOS 6 to Ship 19 September 2012

Prep for Mountain Lion with New Take Control Ebook

Find Your App, and Keep It Found

Strategies for Switching from Word to Pages

iBooks 1.5 Refines the Reading Experience

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Microsoft Word 5.1 Returns... to the iPad

Wrangle Windows on a Mac with New Take Control Ebook

iOS 4.1: Does it Work? Should You Install It?

iTunes 10 Goes "Ping!"

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