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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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Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 Works with 64-Bit Apps

Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 Works with 64-Bit Apps -- Apple has released version 1.1 of its Security Update 2005-007 for Tiger users. The only change in v1.1 is that it provides a combined 32- and 64-bit version of the operating system component LibSystem; the initial release of Security Update 2005-007 omitted the 64-bit version, breaking 64-bit-savvy programs like Mathematica on systems with G5 processors. The 64-bit change for Security Update 2005-007 applies only to the client and server versions of Mac OS X 10.4.2 Tiger - folks using Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther don't need to worry about downloading a new version of the updateShow full article

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DEVONthink Goes Pro

DEVONthink is a snippet keeper, where a snippet can be anything from a few words of text to a Web page, a Word document, a PDF, or any of several other formatsShow full article

Indy: Your Own Independent Radio Station

Some years ago, best-selling author Stephen King bought a local radio station in Bangor, Maine, reportedly so he could be assured of turning on the radio and hearing music that he'd probably likeShow full article

Mac to School 2005

As August winds down here in the United States, students and parents are looking ahead to the start of the school year in a few weeks. Although I'm not currently in school, this time of year always tingles my memories of new textbooks, the transition to autumn, and strolling a college campus. I'm also deeply envious of today's students and the technology options that are availableShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/22-Aug-05

The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be faster. VPN Article Update -- Kevin van Haaren posts some updates to his article about virtual private networks from last week's issueShow full article

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