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Nokia HERE Maps update adds LiveSight for Windows phone 8

HERE Maps with LiveSight has landed and allows you to spot exactly where you’re going just by looking. Within HERE Maps simply tap the LiveSight icon and pan around. LiveSight reveals shops, restaurants and your favourite places as virtual signs on buildings on the screen of your Nokia Lumia running Windows Phone 8.

We’ve already received the HERE Maps version 3.3.354.8 update on our Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 720 and have downloaded the 7MB file and got it up and running with ease. Sadly, this update doesn’t work with the Nokia Lumia 520.

Once you’ve got the update up and running you’ll find that you can tap on your current location and a small eye will appear next to it, tap on it and you’ll be taken into the LiveSight mode. This uses the same map information but you’ll find the map information narrowed down to your local environs.

Asphalt 7: Heat Nokia Lumia 920 versus Nokia Lumia 520 speed test

Asphalt 7 Heat is the latest Xbox Live game to hit Windows Phone 8 and is not only one of the best looking racing games out there, it’s one of the best games full stop. Even if you’re a casual fan of racing games you’ll find something to love in Asphalt 7 Heat.

So, we took the Nokia Lumia 920, which is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone right now and the Nokia Lumia 520 the entry-level model and compared when running the frankly brilliant Asphalt 7: Heat.

When Asphalt 7: Heat first launched it could only be played on Windows Phone 8 with 1GB of RAM, which meant only the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 could play the game. However, recently an Asphalt 7 update hit that meant the game could be played on just 512MB.

Top 5 Xbox games on Nokia Lumia 520

The Nokia Lumia 520 may have a budget price tag but you’ll find that unlike budget Android devices, for example, it runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8. This means you get a premium user experience at a great budget price.

Top 50 Xbox Live games for your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

When it comes to performance, the Nokia Lumia 520 runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor and is backed by 512MB of RAM. This means it can run Windows Phone 8 with no sign of lag. However, some people have suggested it would be a better gaming smartphone if it came with 1GB of RAM.

Top 5 Xbox games we’ve covered:
NFS: Hot Pursuit

Real Football

Asphalt 7: Heat

Vampire Rush

Tiny Plane

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Nokia Lumia 720 video test hands-on

The Nokia Lumia 720 is the mid-range addition to the Windows Phone 8 family and is also the slimmest and sleekest.

The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 6.7-Megapixel camera that is capable of handling 720p video capture at up to 30fps (frames per second). This means you get a great experience on what is considered a mid-range smartphone.

We took to the streets of Brighton to check out a little street theatre that was being accompanied by a saxophonist (as well as a baby crying in the background), while for our indoors test we checked out the skateboarders at the recent Nokia Lumia 925 launch.

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