Silicon Valley Up in Arms Over Proposed H-1B Overhaul


Silicon Valley is in an uproar over a proposed new executive order that would overhaul the existing policy on foreign worker visas. The Trump administration’s goal apparently is to prioritize the hiring of American workers first and make other changes in the way U.S. companies can recruit skilled professionals from other countries. The president reportedly wants to revise existing policies on how American companies hire foreign workers in a way that would force them to consider U.S. citizens first and foremost, a draft of the order suggests.

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Report: Apple planning major MacBook Pro refresh with AMD Polaris GPUs, Touch ID, and OLED function keys

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Apple is supposedly prepping a major refresh on the MacBook Pro, with a total overhaul and major new features for the platform.

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Apple makes big software push at WWDC, opens up Siri to developers

Apple announced a major software overhaul at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco Monday, giving developers the ability to integrate Siri into other apps.

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Apple to Boost App Store Money-Making Opportunities


Apple is planning a major overhaul of its App Store, including the introduction of a new subscription model for developers and the implementation of a paid search ad program, SVP Phil Schiller indicated in interviews ahead of the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week. The move may help to offset flagging iPhone sales. To encourage developers to sell their apps on a subscription basis, Apple plans to change the current 70/30 revenue-sharing structure, potentially increasing the developer’s share.

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US Congress, corporations get behind Email Privacy Act to shield online communications from searches

Article Image A proposed bill before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Email Privacy Act, would overhaul 1986’s Electronic Communication Privacy Act and require that law enforcement obtain a search warrant before reading online correspondence.

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AMD’s new Radeon Crimson software crushes Catalyst, boosts performance

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AMD has launched a complete overhaul of its driver stack today, with new performance boosting features, per-game overclocking, shader cache support, better FreeSync implementations, and improved Linux performance.

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App Store's Games section revamps to concentrate on curated lists

The Games section of the iOS App Store has undergone a significant overhaul since mid-May, and now concentrates curated lists instead of auto-generated sections like “New” and “What’s Hot,” checks showed on Monday.



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Apple acquires high-accuracy GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation

In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software.



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Amazon Music for iOS gets ad-free Prime Stations, Instagram launches Layout for iPhone

Amazon has launched a major overhaul of its Music app for iOS, including support for radio stations, while Facebook-owned Instagram has published Layout, a new iPhone app that lets users build collages out of their photos.



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ESPN for iOS becomes a universal app for iPhone & iPad with new look, iPhone 6/+ support

ESPN’s official application for iOS was given an overhaul on Thursday, becoming a universal app for iPhone and iPad, gaining support for the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and also getting a fresh coat of paint.



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Dropbox Pro Pricing Takes a Nosedive


Dropbox last week announced a Pro cloud-storage overhaul that includes new features and lower pricing. Improved security and better sharing controls are the focus of the new features, while a simplified pricing plan offers all Dropbox Pro users a full terabyte of storage for $9.99 per month. Previously, multiple pricing options were available: 100 GB, 200 GB or 500 GB of storage for $9.99, $19.99 or $49.99 per month, respectively. “This is a smart move on Dropbox’s part,” said Trip Chowdhry, a senior analyst with Global Equities Research.

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