Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone App Now Available on Marketplace; Samsung Focus 2 4G LTE WP for USD 49.99 on AT&T; How to Use Photography Apps?

After making "Visual Studio Achievements v2" for Azure availabe, now seems like a good time -- Microsoft announced "Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone.""This is a Windows Phone application that allows viewing Visual Studio Achievements on the go. You are more than welcome to pull the source and compile a XAP yourself, and then sideload […]

After making "Visual Studio Achievements v2" for Azure availabe, now seems like a good time -- Microsoft announced "Visual Studio Achievements for Windows Phone."

"This is a Windows Phone application that allows viewing Visual Studio Achievements on the go. You are more than welcome to pull the source and compile a XAP yourself, and then sideload it on your phone," Microsoft stated.

To get the achievements -- just head over to Channel9, sign up for an account and download the plugin.

You can find a detailed description of what Visual Studio Achievements are here.

Here's a snap of the running project - If you grab the source and there's a broken reference for Microsoft.Phone.Controls.Toolkit, that's the Silverlight for Windows Phone Toolkit, SilverlightToolkitWP (Project, Nuget)

Here's a snap of the Solution:

Download the application in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Bonus: If you are new to Windows Phone and want to know how to quickly use photo apps on your phone then watch the video below "How to use photography apps on Windows Phone‬":

Finally, starting at US$49.99 with a two-year contract, Samsung Focus 2 is coming soon to AT&T's lightning-fast LTE network.

"The Samsung Focus 2, the latest addition to the Focus family (following the Focus, Focus Flash and Focus S), comes with a 4-inch Super AMOLED™ screen and 5-megapixel camera that makes taking pictures or shooting video in HD 720p a breeze. The front-facing VGA camera provides the ability for video chat. Hands-free messaging is available through speech-to-text and text-to-speech features that make it easier to stay in touch safely while out and about."

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