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  1. mtf1380's Avatar
    Basically it used your front facing camera and showed you nearby places, such as restaurants, gas stations, and land marks.
    Zulfigar,

    Thank you for the clarification.
    01-11-2016 06:16 PM
  2. Lobster A's Avatar
    Just type something like "Resturants" or "Hotels" or "Petrol" into the search in the windows 10 maps application and it will give you nearby places.

    I think that city lens was cool to show people but alot of the time it didn't work that great; places would jump around or you would have to go through the calibration procedure. I think it was more of a novelty really.
    01-12-2016 08:53 AM
  3. yeewiz's Avatar
    thanks mtf1380. Looks like others are looking for City Lens too but no solution there.

    thanks Lobster A. I liked City Lens, it seemed to work for me. I did try your suggestion and it seems to work but there's something immediate about holding up your phone with City Lens and looking around seeing a point of interest and distance to it. It may be a novelty but it's a perfect reason for an app.
    01-12-2016 11:15 AM
  4. lankylars's Avatar
    I owned the 920 years ago - I'm still a bit surprised when I hear people are still using one (my 920 crashed and AT&T replaced with a 925; later, I bought the HTC One M8, and recently I got the 950 XL). It's going to be light years of difference between the two in every single way. Aside from having to losing Nokia and HERE apps (or doing some kind of sideload workaround), it's all functionality and app gains rather than losses.

    And in my opinion, the new Maps app is miles above what HERE was. HERE suffered from a lack of updates, poor turn-by-turn, and no route-step listing. Maps corrects most of these issues and will continue to expand its feature set.
    01-12-2016 12:12 PM
  5. yeewiz's Avatar
    in case anyone is interested, found an app called PlaceView, which looks to be a replacement for City Lens. It's free too. I've downloaded it and will be testing it out. Looks promising
    mtf1380 and ajj3085 like this.
    01-12-2016 09:18 PM
  6. mtf1380's Avatar
    I owned the 920 years ago - I'm still a bit surprised when I hear people are still using one (my 920 crashed and AT&T replaced with a 925; later, I bought the HTC One M8, and recently I got the 950 XL). It's going to be light years of difference between the two in every single way. Aside from having to losing Nokia and HERE apps (or doing some kind of sideload workaround), it's all functionality and app gains rather than losses.

    And in my opinion, the new Maps app is miles above what HERE was. HERE suffered from a lack of updates, poor turn-by-turn, and no route-step listing. Maps corrects most of these issues and will continue to expand its feature set.
    I put my 920 through hell (albeit, wrapped in an Otterbox), and it STILL runs like a champ. Almost got the 1520, but elected to wait for the 950XL the wait almost killed me
    01-13-2016 06:01 PM
  7. tool6996's Avatar
    So since I have ATT, should I buy the phone then before powering on go to ATT and have them set it up with new SIM or go to ATT first have info transferred to new nano SIM then go to MS store to buy phone?

    You link was for Win 10 M and I'm still on 8.1 but everything I can is syncing to 1Drive so since I will still have my 920 I can just download the videos and grab whatever I missed afterwards.

    Lastly, as a parent of a child going to one of the schools they have listed, I called the MS store and they said they would honor the 10% discount but I didn't mention the phone is for me verses my child. Anyone have experience making a purchase with the EDU discount as a parent at the MS store?

    tool6996,

    First: Make sure you have the correct Sim Card. Your 920 is a Micro Sim CARD, the 950XL is a nano Sim Card.

    Second: Back up your current phone

    If I remember correctly when you log-in to your MS account, your apps will update to your new phone (make sure you're on a WiFi connection), the rest of the important stuff will update when you transfer to the new Sim Card. I think we all experienced some hiccups, but all have survived :)

    I do recommend that you acclimate yourself to the features you will rely upon for your trip (camera and video settings, download your regional maps, and update and use the apps you will need), well before you leave, so you can be well versed on any new obstacles, and be able to enjoy and take advantage of the news features that are unique to the 950/950XL. There is a learning curve coming from the 920 (especially in the camera department), and going to the 950XL...at least there has been (and still is) for me :^)
    01-16-2016 01:20 PM
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