Symantec C++ 8.5 -- Symantec has announced version 8.5 of Symantec C++ for Power Macintosh, including support for Java, Pascal (via a Pascal compiler from Language Systems), and 68K development. The release features significant memory optimization, Apple Guides for users not familiar with Symantec's development tools, improved performance, and full support for OpenDoc 1.0 development. The estimated retail price is $400, but the software is free to Symantec C++ subscribers, and costs $149 as trade-up from several other tools. [GD]
New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit
In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.