Apple Daily Report for Feb. 8, 2018

The AWT News Update is on hiatus while my compadre, Steve, deals with a death in the family. Prayers go out to the entire Sande family. In the place of the AWT News Update, I’ll offer a text-only (no podcast) summary of breaking stories with a tip o’ my hat to my former website, Apple Daily Report.

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A new section devoted to the Winter Olympics is now available within the "For You" tab of Apple News in the U.S., and it will feature articles, videos, and other coverage of the games over the next two weeks.

Cardiogram, a company that offers an app able to break down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch, today shared the results of a new study that suggests the Apple Watch can be used to detect the signs of diabetes.

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Apple is widening its supplier lists for the 2018 iPhone lineup, with the new report also saying that LG Innotek will be the main vendor instead of Sharp.

The next big mobile collaboration between Nintendo and DeNA — "Mario Kart Tour" — will be "free-to-start."

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders has urged journalists using Apple iCloud China to migrate their account to another geographic region or close their accounts within the month. Control of China’s iCloud will be transferred to Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) — a company linked to the Guizhou government — on February 28. The data will become accessible to the Chinese state, the French NGO said.