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.
New Power Macs! Apple introduces an impressive set of second-generation Power Macs at MacWorld Expo in Boston. Also this week, news and information on new Apple AV monitors, a patch for Netscape 1.1N, a plan that lets QuickTake 100 owners upgrade to a QuickTake 150, and all the details on the latest patch to the Power Mac version of Microsoft Office. Finally, Adam announces the third edition of his book and that it's available - free! - on the Web.
Power Computing Sponsoring -- We're extremely pleased to welcome our latest sponsor, Power Computing, makers of some of the first Macintosh compatible computersShow full article
Netscape 1.1N Patch for SLIP -- It appears that Netscape has released patchers to Netscape 1.1N which install improved networking code that should "crash less on SLIP-based connections." I'm all in favor of Netscape crashing less; however, a couple notes are in orderShow full article
New Apple AV Monitors -- Today Apple announced the availability of two new AV-style monitors today at MacWorld Expo in Boston. The AppleVision 1710AV is a multisync 17-inch Trinitron with a .26 dot pitch and resolutions from 640 by 480 (67 Hz) to 1280 by 1024 pixels (75 Hz)Show full article
QuickTake 100 to 150 Upgrade -- Apple announced last week that owners of the QuickTake 100 digital camera can upgrade to a full QuickTake 150 for about $200 through 30-Nov-95Show full article
InterCon Releases TCP/Connect II 2.2 -- InterCon Systems announced last week it's currently shipping version 2.2 of its TCP/Connect II integrated Internet connectivity software (see TidBITS-276)Show full article
AOL 2.6 Mac Client Available -- America Online has made version 2.6 of its client software available via FTP. Version 2.6 optionally includes AOL's Web Browser - based on code from InterCon's TCP/Connect II - as well as enhancements to its client interface and bug fixesShow full article
After a few months of my work, and another month of work by Hayden Books, the third edition of my book, Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, is available (ISBN 1-56830-197-9)Show full article
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and if you use (or support) the PowerPC version of Microsoft Office 4.2, consider this article an ounce of preventionShow full article
Apple today announced the availability of three new desktop machines: the Power Macintosh 8500, 7500, and 7200. These second-generation Power Macs put technology introduced in the Power Mac 9500 (see TidBITS-282) into aggressively priced packages designed for professionals and mainstream users. These machines underscore Apple's commitment to the new PCI bus (each featuring three PCI expansion slots) and DIMM memory modulesShow full article