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Chapter 15. Using Sherlock > Channels & Collections

Channels & Collections

Sherlock’s interface (Figure 1) includes a feature called channels, which enables you to organize search sites based on the types of information they can find for you. Sherlock comes preconfigured with ten primary Apple-provided channels:

  • Internet lets you search the Internet for general information.

  • Pictures enables you to search for pictures of people, places, and things.

  • Stocks enables you to track prices and get news about stocks in your portfolio.

  • Movies enables you to get information about movie locations and show times, as well as watch movie trailers.

  • Phone Book enables you to search for businesses and get driving directions.

  • eBay lets you participate in online auctions on eBay.

  • Flights enables you to get information about flight arrivals.

  • Dictionary lets you look up words and acronyms to get their meanings and synonyms.

  • Translation enables you to translate words and phrases between several languages.

  • AppleCare lets you search for Macintosh products and technical information.


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