Richard BaguleyMacworld

Richard Baguley has been writing about, testing and breaking technology for the past 20 years. He has written for Wired, Macworld, USA Today, Amiga Format and many others

WowWee Cinemin Swivel

Designed primarily as an Apple accessory, the Cinemin Swivel pico projector displays colorful iPod and iPhone images right out of the box.

Favi PJM-1000

The basic, low-cost PJM-1000 pico projector provides limited features and delivers mediocre image quality.

Ray Displays Ray

The $229 Ray, a liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) pico projector from Ray Designs features 10 lumens of brightness, and a 20,000-hour LED.

Mac security: what you can ignore

While there are indeed some real Mac security threats, there are also some well-publicized threats that Mac users can ignore. Here's what they are and why you don't need to worry about them.

Mac security: mobile threats

Portable technology is inherently risky: If there's a chance you'll lose your laptop or iPhone, there's a chance a bad guy will pick it up and take advantage of you.

Mac security: user error

One of the biggest security risks to your Mac is you--using poor passwords, downloading risky files, and other lapses in judgment. Here are the most common user errors and how to correct them.

Mac security: scams and fraud

Mac users face a few of the same security threats as their Windows and Linux counterparts: online scams, retail and auction fraud, and identity-theft.

Samsung P410M

Projector's low brightness is best suited for small groups.

Acer P3250

Acer’s compact, 2.7-pound P3250 is attractively priced in the ultraportable projectors market. Luckily, you also get excellent image quality.

ViewSonic PJ260D

This projector displays luminous images with legible text, but obtaining colorful graphics from it takes some fiddling

BenQ Joybee GP1

This ultraportable projector displays good-looking images but works best only in low lighting.

InFocus IN1102

The versatile, 2.75-pound InFocus IN1102 is a superior choice for a double-duty, lamp-based projector that delivers bright, colorful images both in large conference rooms and in cozy living rooms.

Optoma Technology EW330

Optoma’s compact, 2.4-pound EW330 is a lamp-based ultraportable projector that features 1280 by 800 resolution and enough illumination power for use in a large conference room.

Dell M109S

Dell’s tiny M109S is a palm-size LED projector with a low brightness rating of only 50 lumens, which makes it best suited for very small groups in dark or dimly lit conference rooms.

Super-safe Web browsing

As a security consultant, Rich Mogull has to visit some less-than-safe quarters of the Internet. Here's how he does that without putting himself or his Mac at risk.