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Macs All-in-One for Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Joe Hutsko

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Chapter III.5. Having Fun with a Mac

In This Chapter

  • Learning a foreign language

  • Learning to play music

  • Teaching yourself to type

  • Expanding your mind

  • Managing your hobby

  • Playing video games

Work, work, work. At the end of the day, why not fire up your Mac and escape from the workaday world with a favorite video game? Your Mac is great for helping you get stuff done — and it's equally talented at showing you a good time without breaking any laws to do it. There are loads of ways you can have fun with your Mac. You can start with several free games that can turn your Mac into a chess, checkers, or tic-tac-toe opponent. If you get tired of these games, you can always buy more from a vast array of video games to choose from.

Games can double as effective learning tools, too. With the right programs, you can turn your Mac into an inspiring math, grammar, or science tutor, or a motivating foreign language or music teacher. Or, rather than pick up a new skill, you can use your Mac to help with your current hobbies. Although Macs might not help you skydive or do the Mambo, your Mac can run unique programs covering everything from needlepoint to gardening to collecting and trading baseball cards. Read on to explore some ideas for enjoying your free time (or ways to take a break and goof off at work when the boss isn't looking).

¿No Hablas Español? Then Get Crackin'!

Perhaps you've always wanted to learn another language but don't have the time to take a class. Good news: With your Mac, you can learn ...

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