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.
Other articles in the series iTunes Music Store
- Apple Sells Its One Hundred and Fifty Millionth Song (18 Oct 04)
- Yahoo Shells Out $160 Million for MusicMatch (20 Sep 04)
- Internet Music Battles Heat Up (06 Sep 04)
- Apple Refuses to Sing with Real's Harmony (02 Aug 04)
- iTunes Music Store Launches in Europe (21 Jun 04)
- iTunes 4.5 and the iTunes Music Store, One Year Later (03 May 04)
- iTunes Music Store Tops 50 Million Songs Sold (15 Mar 04)
- iTunes Music Store Expands to Windows, Audible, Indies (20 Oct 03)
- iTunes Music Store Sells Ten Millionth Song (08 Sep 03)
- iTunes 4.0.1 Restricts Music Sharing (02 Jun 03)
- iTunes Music Store Tips (12 May 03)
- Apple Changes the Face of Digital Music (05 May 03)
- iTunes Music Store Takes the Stage (28 Apr 03)
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