Sherlock - Why do I want news from Japan?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by dotnina, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. dotnina macrumors 6502a

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    Today I discovered Sherlock -- it's much more rad than I originally thought. Hurrah for Sherlock.

    So anyway, I was customizing the toolbar when I noticed a news option -- News from Japan. Fine and well, but there were no options for news from other places -- say I don't know, the US (where I am)?

    Needless to say, I found this odd. I bought my machine in the US and everything's in English, so why do I have the option for news (presumably about Japan, in Japanese) and not the option for news (about the US / World in general, in English)?

    Just curious! Thanks!
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yep, it's just another example of how US-centric Sherlock is ;)

    Try looking under "other channels" instead of "Apple channels," WorldNews might be more to your liking. It picks up Yahoo, BBC and CSM, and you'll have a pull-down to narrow the news to the categories you want.
     
  3. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    Man, why do you want Sherlock??!

    I find better places around the net for all of Sherlock's services. Unless it gets zapped up in power come Tiger I'm going remove it to spare up a couple of megs of valuable hard drive space!
     
  4. dotnina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I used to think Sherlock was useful only for computer / internet newbies. Now I realize it's actually more useful than it initially seems (for some things, anyway). The "Stocks" thing tracks news and shows a graph about whichever stocks you like -- all of them are neatly organized in a chart for you. The "Movie" finder is so rad -- you immediately get a trailer / description / showtimes / runtime / movie poster for whichever movie you'd like.

    I know you can do these things with a browser "the old fashioned way," but it saves a lot of time not having to go from page to page and look up everything individually.
     
  5. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    That's my favorite part, and actually, the only part I really use. It's just convienent and quick.
     
  6. Nermal Moderator

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    I've never used Sherlock, but I just opened it and I'm also seeing only Japan.
     
  7. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Where is this "news" option you guys are seeing? I can't even find that
     
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  9. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  10. dotnina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In my "Other Channels", I mostly have information for the U.K.
     
  12. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    Me too, and there isn't a Japanese news channel in the Apple Channels. Interesting, anyone know why that would be different?
     
  13. lisius_kent macrumors member

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    SLOW!

    I have used it a couple of times, im on dialup ir takes an extreemly long time to do anything!
     

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