Critics are thrilled by the ultra-thin, fairly light, power-packed Apple laptop, with its 2880-by-1880 resolution "Retina" display.
Apple's WWDC 2012 will include purported refreshes to almost the entire Mac lineup, Facebook integration for iOS, Siri integration for the iPad, as well as sneak peeks at iOS 6.
Microsoft is pitching its SkyDrive online storage service to Office for Mac users, calling Apple's iCloud offering "not enough" for collaboration, file sharing and anywhere-access to documents.
Symantec spells out the malware's money-making mechanism: click fraud.
Java has been spotted as a Mac weakness, partly because it isn't currently patched quickly by Apple and partly because its users leave their computers unprotected.
Intel hints that its new chips won't power MacBook Pros, but that might mean the next-gen CPUs will appear first in refreshed iMacs.
The botnet continues to spread and infect huge numbers of Macs, despite security firms' efforts to fight the malware.
Mac users have been conditioned that security is not an issue, but now that the platform has the attention of malware developers it's time for Mac users to get proactive about defending against attacks.
The number of Macs infected with the Flashback botnet has plummeted in the last few days, antivirus vendor Symantec says.
Rather than stock up on security software, concerned Mac users would do well to consider a more secure platform instead.