View Full Version : Sherlock - now with Aussie local flights

Nov 22, 2002, 03:37 AM
Not sure if anybody knew this, but I just found it out.

I opened Sherlock and clicked flights. There is a new button on the bottom right corner when clicked comes up with a list to localise flight details.

I chose Australia and it has all the regional centres, which is great. And about time as well. This must have been part of the 10.2.2 update.

Nov 22, 2002, 04:36 AM
The way sherlock works is the channels are stored in XML format on Apple's servers, so they can update them at any time. I don't think it had anything to do with 10.2.2 or any other update, I think they were finally able to get an australian provider that let them syndicate their info into the Flights channel.

Nov 22, 2002, 04:45 AM
Yeah, now we need everything with .au, bout time something australian come into apple

Nov 22, 2002, 05:32 AM
All we need now is printing from iPhoto, .mac vouchures and all the other Sherlock channels (stocks, movies etc).

At least we got an update to the adress book to finally show addresses in Australian format.

And I did know that the Sherlock content is web based, I just thought that the interface was software based (ie to get that new little button and preferences). It was documented that Sherlock was upgraded in 10.2.2 (only a speed increase I thought).

Nov 22, 2002, 05:56 AM
Not sure if this means anything but if you type www.apple.com/sherlock it takes a while but redirects to the OSX Jaguar site. However, this doesn't work for things like mail, ichat or rendezvous.

I reckon Apple will put up a Sherlock site with published channel from third parties fairly soon - similar to the iCal Calendar library page. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it :)