Macs are full of fun and useful applications. Check out the following features as you need them or have the time. Your Mac adventures await.

  • Macs play chess. Challenge the computer or watch the computer challenge itself (Applications).

  • Macs are multilingual. Display menus and dialog boxes in more than a two-dozen foreign languages. (Choose Language & Region in System Preferences.)

  • Macs recognize speech. Use your voice to open applications, choose menu items, send e-mail and dictate text. (Choose Dictation & Speech in System Preferences.)

  • Macs enable you to use parental controls. Specify Web sites your kids can visit, people they can e-mail or chat with, and applications they can run. (Choose Parental Controls in System Preferences.)

  • Macs allow video conferencing. Hold a video conference through Messages (Applications) or eyeball pals on video calls to iPhones , iPads, iPod touches and other Macs through FaceTime.