updated 10:40 pm EDT, Mon October 29, 2007
Apple kills Sherlock
Apple has quietly killed Sherlock in its latest revision of Mac OS X, Leopard, according to several reports. Although it has not been officially announced, installing Leopard seems to delete the application from a users' machine, and all mention of the product has vanished from the company's website. Apple is most likely abandoning Sherlock in favor of providing its functions through Widgets, as is evident with the new Movies widget. Sherlock's advanced search functions were replaced with the integration of Spotlight in Mac OS X Tiger; Spotlight, integrated with the Finder in both Tiger and Leopard, is Apple's built-in search function that indexes metadeta on-the-fly on a users' hard drive, and allows precise searches to be performed.
Released on Friday, Apple's latest operating system provides a much more modern look, closely mimicking the appearance of the new iMacs. Companies everywhere are hurriedly updating their software titles to work with Leopard, ensuring compatibility and efficiency. We've been covering Leopard quite extensively over the past few days, so be sure to check out what we have discovered (1 | 2 | 3)