Prepare to be blown away by 4k, and by Windows 8.1’s consideration for the new displays. A high-resolution horizontal display, 4k refers to its 4,000-pixels. Products such as Sharp’s 32-inch PN-K321 4K Ultra-HD display are now hitting the US marketplace.
Although 4k displays can be expensive, if budget permits they offer an amazing picture for work or entertainment, writes Gavin Gear on the Extreme Windows Blog.
Breathtaking as a 4k display may be, they can offer some practical challenges. By increasing resolution you inherently decrease the size of each pixel (assuming same display size), which makes content shown on the display appear smaller.
Hey, developers, we’ve made some improvements to the “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools kit since it first launched in July 2012.
Before giving you the 411 on some of those improvements, here’s a little background on “Napa,” according to the Apps for Office and SharePoint blog: “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools is a developer experience centered on the idea of developing in the cloud. By acquiring a developer Office 365 account, you get access to a development environment that’s available from your browser and the ability to create projects you can save and open later. You can virtually code from any machine without having to install or download anything.
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share, reflecting a 5 cent or 22 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 12, 2013, to shareholders of record on Nov. 21, 2013. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 19, 2013.
“The board of directors also approved a new share repurchase program authorizing up to $40 billion in share repurchases,” according to the press release. “The new share repurchase program, which has no expiration date, replaces the previous $40 billion share repurchase program that was set to expire Sept. 30, 2013.”
“These actions reflect a continued commitment to returning cash to our shareholders,” said Amy Hood, chief financial officer of Microsoft.