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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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Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update Focuses on Bug Fixes

Apple fixes mostly minor bugs with Mac OS X 10.5.5 for client and server, as well as squashing a host of small security flaws. Security Update 2008-006 is also available as a standalone alone update for Mac OS X 10.4.11.Show full article

iPhone 2.1 Provides Highly Anticipated Bug Fixes

Apple has released iPhone 2.1, a sweeping software update that brings many welcome bug fixes and performance improvements to the iPhone.Show full article

Apple Executives' Settlement May End Backdating Saga

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Monster List of Mac Backup Software Updated

New and updated backup programs have been coming out of the woodwork, and Joe Kissell recently updated his online list to reflect the latest truth.Show full article

iTunes 8 Adds Genius; iTunes Store Adds HD TV and NBC

Okay, Einstein, let's see what you think is worth hearing. Huh. Well, that's actually pretty smart. Apple adds intelligence to building playlists that match up disparate interests in iTunes with its Genius feature. iTunes 8 sports a new interface for organizing and viewing music, and the iTunes Store brings high-definition television shows - and the return of TV shows from NBC.Show full article

iTunes 8 Gains Per-Podcast Settings

With iTunes 8, Apple has at long last enabled us to set per-podcast download and retention settings, rather than treat all podcasts the same.Show full article

Apple Reveals New iPod nano and Updated iPod touch

To absolutely no one's surprise, Apple has announced a new iPod lineup, featuring improved versions of the iPod classic, iPod nano, and iPod touch. Read on for our take on the cool new features (and those that weren't present).Show full article

Running the Numbers with Steve Jobs

The best parts of Apple events for some of us are when Steve runs the numbers: how many iPods have been sold, how many songs are in the iTunes Store, and how something new (like App Store downloads) has blown away expectations. Here's the current list.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15-Sep-08

Notable software releases this week include NetworkLocation 3.0, Spring Cleaning 10, Front Row 2.1.6, and HP Printer Driver 1.1.1.Show full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/15-Sep-08

The iPod touch, iPod classic, and iTunes 8, as well as the iPhone, are on readers' minds this week following Apple's latest announcements. Other topics include setting up a RAID under Leopard, cleaning the Mighty Mouse trackball, working with Spotlight, finding a replacement for ThinkTank or More, and continued annoyances with MobileMe.Show full article

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