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Five Mac Features to Check Out

Part of the Macs For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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 dozen foreign languages. (Choose Language & Text 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.

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