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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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Apple Mail: The Yosemite Progress Report

Apple Mail was a disaster in early versions of Mavericks. Now that Yosemite is out, is everything hunky-dory again? Joe Kissell discusses what’s new in Mail — both good and bad.

 
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iBooks Author Gains New Import Options

iWork Updated for Yosemite and iCloud Drive

Apple Launches iMac with Retina Display, Refreshes Mac mini

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 Expand the Line

Moving to iCloud Drive

Transmit for iOS 8 Provides File Transfer Everywhere

Macworld Expo Mothballed after 30 Years

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

You Are Apple’s Greatest Security Challenge

Apple and Google Spark Civil Rights Debate

FunBITS: Manual Gives You Total iPhone Camera Control

What You Need to Know about Activation Lock

FunBITS: Goat Simulator Keeps Gaming Weird

iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboards Explained and Reviewed

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