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 Find Yourself with GPS
- Comparing Two Early iPhone GPS Navigation Apps (25 Sep 09)
- Garmin nuvi 255W Focuses on Navigation (07 Aug 08)
- Back in the Saddle with the TomTom Go 720 GPS (27 May 08)
- 2006 Gift Ideas for the Macintosh-Minded (07 Dec 06)
- Magellan RoadMate 3000T/6000T Heads Downhill (04 Dec 06)
- Garmin StreetPilot 2720 Ups the Ante for Car Navigation (15 May 06)
- Magellan RoadMate 760 GPS Speaks Out (21 Nov 05)
- On the Road with the Magellan RoadMate 700 (08 Aug 05)
- Running with a Garmin Forerunner GPS (25 Jul 05)
- Instructions from Outer Space: GPS Car Navigation (16 May 05)
- Internet-Guided Offline Recreation (IGOR): Geocaching (09 Jun 03)
- GPSy 3.0 Maps New Features (06 Apr 98)
- Driving Through Trees: Using GPSy (14 Jul 97)
- Feeling Lost? An Overview of Global Positioning Systems (14 Jul 97)
The days of having to stop and ask for directions are coming to an end, as Adam navigates New York City using the Garmin StreetPilot c330. Also in this issue, Glenn Fleishman looks at LightScribe technology, which uses the lasers in compatible CD/DVD burners to etch labels into a disc's surface. Last week saw the release of Mac OS X 10.4.1 and Apple's voluntary safety recall of some iBook and PowerBook G4 batteries. Finally, a bug in Eudora surfaces, and Fetch 5 arrives, just in time for us to take our yearly Memorial Day break. See you in June!
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Fetch 5 Ready for a Walk -- Proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks, Jim Matthews and Fetch Softworks today released Fetch 5, a sleek new version of the earliest FTP client still in active development for the MacintoshShow full article
Qualcomm Acknowledges Eudora Bug -- As reported by our friends at MacInTouch, Qualcomm has acknowledged that recent versions of its Eudora email software for Macintosh could incorrectly delete messages from the Inbox associated with an IMAP account. The company has told site license support providers that an upcoming release of Eudora, version 6.2.3, addresses the problemShow full article
DealBITS Drawing: PublicVPN Winners -- Congratulations to Diane Palumbo of gmail.com and Philip Hudson of spamgourmet.com, whose entries were chosen randomly in last week's DealBITS drawing and who each received 3 months of PublicVPN service, worth $17.85Show full article
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I back up my computers to hard drives using about a terabyte of storage (500 GB in each set). But these sets are incremental and rotate. I don't keep any permanent copies, just two separate aging setsShow full article
It's 11:00 PM, and we're in moderately heavy traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge on our way into New York City. Our directions, passed down in the family for generations (well, at least it seems that way) say to take the second exit after the bridgeShow full article
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