Q. I’m having family over for a reunion. There will be some kids running around. I’d like to set up my computer with some games. But I have a Mac. Are there any free games for it?
A. There are a number of free games available for the Mac. And most are age-appropriate. You can get a cute side-scrolling platformer like Frogatto. For the architecturally inclined, there is the Lego Digital Designer. Frets On Fire is a good Guitar Hero replacement for budding musicians. And finally you can try FlightGear, which is a high-quality flight simulator. However, for that one it helps to have a joystick. Note that these games are available for Windows-based computers as well. Find links at Komando.com/news.
Q. My mom wants to self-publish a book about my dad’s military career. What would be the best way to accomplish this?
A. The Internet provides many avenues for self-publishing. You will likely want a print-on-demand service. These only print books when they are ordered. Three good candidates are Lulu, Blurb and CreateSpace. Find links at Komando.com/news. Each one has a different method for submitting books. Do your research and choose the one that fits with your book style. Also, check prices carefully, as they change by book size and length. All three services have online stores for selling your book. Just note they do take a cut of each sale.
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