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 Macworld Expo SF 2008
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- 16 Superlative Macworld Expo SF 2008 Products (25 Jan 08)
- Macworld Expo Laptop Bag Roundup and Slideshow (23 Jan 08)
- More Women at Macworld Expo? (20 Jan 08)
- Taste of Macworld Keynote Day Podcast (16 Jan 08)
- MacBook Air Introduced as World's Thinnest Notebook (15 Jan 08)
- iPhone and iPod touch Become Self-Aware (15 Jan 08)
- iTunes Movie Rentals and Apple TV, Take 2 (15 Jan 08)
- Time Capsule Bundles AirPort Base Station and Backup Disk (15 Jan 08)
- MacBook Air Highlights Macworld Expo 2008 Keynote (15 Jan 08)
- Secure Your iPhone Connections at Macworld Expo - and Beyond (09 Jan 08)
- Rogue Amoeba's Live Disc Avoids Wasting CDs (09 Jan 08)
- Flying to Macworld? Carry On Your Batteries! (08 Jan 08)
- TidBITS Events at Macworld SF 2008 (07 Jan 08)
Apple promised "something in the air" for last week's Macworld Expo and delivered the MacBook Air, a super-thin (and fairly aerodynamic if you want to test its moniker) laptop that relies heavily on wireless networking. We're back from the show and cover the MacBook Air as well as the new Time Capsule wireless backup device (including why some Mac users are upset about it), iTunes movie rentals, the Apple TV 2.0 update, and changes to the iPhone and iPod touch software. If you weren't in San Francisco, Glenn put together a podcast interviewing industry notables and friends of TidBITS, Tonya noticed an increase in women attendees, and Adam looks at how this year's expo marks a change in how vendors are operating within the Mac market. We also cover the important QuickTime 7.4 security update (and how it still needs more work), and the releases of iMovie 7.1.1 and Front Row 2.1.2. And in non-Expo news, Joe Kissell offers an AppleScript solution to pasting unformatted text in Word 2008.
Apple released QuickTime 7.4 to coincide with the latest update to iTunes and to provide a handful of important security fixes. However, QuickTime is still vulnerable to a new exploit discovered just before version 7.4 was released.Show full article
iMovie '08 and Front Row were both updated with minor bug fixes and improved compatibility, but for some reason the MacBook Air received all the attention.Show full article
Get an inkling of what keynote day at Macworld Expo is like through a short audio adventure before and after the big news.Show full article
If you need to create equations for papers, reports, or publications, be sure to enter this week's DealBITS drawing to win a copy of the MathMagic equation editor.Show full article
Claiming the title of "world's thinnest notebook," the MacBook Air is a sub-notebook without the cramped screen and keyboard of other models of its class. It also lacks Ethernet, FireWire, and an optical drive, making wireless Apple's preferred state for this little marvel.Show full article
Apple announced movie rentals through the iTunes Store (including HD rentals), and unveiled Apple TV 2.0, a free software update that adds direct purchase or rental of media and a new interface.Show full article
Combining the backup power of Time Machine and 802.11n wireless networking, Apple's new Time Capsule is an AirPort Extreme Base Station with either 500 GB or 1 TB of internal hard disk storage.Show full article
Don't get mad, get encapsulated: Apple's Time Capsule offers networked Time Machine backup support, but provides a stark contradiction, with Apple failing to explain why hard drives attached to an AirPort Extreme (a promised feature for Leopard) can't offer the same feature.Show full article
The January '08 updates to the iPhone and iPod touch bring improved Google Maps that can pinpoint your current location automatically, Web Clips for saving portions of Web pages, a new home screen with icons that can be repositioned or assigned to up to nine home screens, and more.Show full article
TidBITS Senior Editor Tonya Engst is shocked to have to wait in line for the bathroom at Macworld Expo. Seemingly many more women made the trek to the show this year.Show full article
Is Apple still leading the Macintosh industry, or has the popularity of the Mac and the iPhone created a situation where independent developers can do their own thing and let Apple focus on consumer electronics and online entertainment content sales, along with maintaining the basic Mac and iPhone platforms?Show full article
Pasting plain text in Word 2008 turned out to be weirdly complicated. I found one way of doing it, though, that doesn't rely on third-party utilities, and there may be others.Show full article
This week's discussions touch on announcements made at Macworld Expo, but also deal with warranty service, multi-function printers, the Mac mini, troubleshooting Leopard, broadband Internet access outside of DSL or cable, AVCHD video import, and more.Show full article