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.
As Adam and Geoff put the finishing touches on the CD-ROM for the fourth edition of the Internet Starter Kit for Macintosh, I'm wrapping this issue and making sure they eat. This week we bring you news of updates to Claris's Emailer and FileMaker Pro, as well information about LibMoto, Motorola's PowerPC math library. You'll also find the start of a multi-part article about the PowerPC chip and a detailed review comparing Suitcase and MasterJuggler.
No TidBITS Next Week! Don't look for TidBITS next week, because it won't be coming. We typically take two to four issues off over the course of the year to attend trade shows and spend time with family, and we plan to take next week off, partly because of the Fourth of July, which is Independence Day in the United StatesShow full article
Emailer 1.1v2 Updater -- Users of Claris Emailer can now update to version 1.1v2. Claris has made two updaters available; one that updates any release of Emailer to 1.1v2 (about 2 MB), or a smaller version that updates version 1.1v1 to 1.1v2 (about 350K)Show full article
FileMaker Pro 3.0v3 Updater - Claris has also released an update that updates the U.S. versions of FileMaker Pro 3.0v1 or 3.0v2 to 3.0v3. The update corrects problems with calculations, ScriptMaker, and AppleScript, and improves relational portals and file recoveryShow full article
Official Motorola Library -- In TidBITS-322 we mentioned a PowerPC math library compiled from Motorola's PowerPC SDK. The library was later withdrawn due to licensing concerns and Motorola's intent to release their own versionShow full article
I choose my fonts the same way I choose my clothing. I like to experiment - spreading them all out and trying them on one at a time. Although the Macintosh is legendary for its typeface flexibility, maintaining a large wardrobe of fonts has never been straightforwardShow full article
When Apple introduced the Power Macintosh back in 1994, it pulled off an engineering feat that's rarely been equalled in the computing industry: Apple successfully migrated an operating system and the vast majority of existing applications from the 68000 family of processors to RISC-based PowerPC processorsShow full article