News@8: The Apple cult continues & Updates all round

Plus: Editors competition returns tomorrow

Welcome to your nightly round-up of the day's news and goings on courtesy of T3.com.

The chaps at Apple have been busy of late, heating up the race to catch them. The International Data Corporation's quarterly report on all things mobile seems to suggest that by 2015, Windows phone will have greater market share than Apple's iOS.

That brave assessment won't hold much stead if the massively-anticipated iPhone 5 lives up to expectation. September is when it is expected to drop. Another report claims that Apple is capable of updating its iPhone and iPad offerings twice a year from here on in. The Apple cult surely won't mind.

Still on Apple, it seems as though the MacBook Air is ready for its refresh this Wednesday. Renowned Apple leakster Chronic has claimed the ultra portable laptops are likely to see increased storage space on the machine's solid-state drives and a boost to Intel's Sandy Bridge processors.

We love it when firms improve their software to further utilise the hardware capabilities. An update for the Nokia N8 enabling smoother playback and video capture, while also ensuring continuous playback, is top news for N8 owners, but does it make up for Symbian?

Speaking of upgrades, it seems the Xbox 360 will soon be shipped with a more efficient processor to allow developers to eke more from the aging console. Sony's been talking removable innards, meanwhile, with leaked shots of the PSP Vita's removable storage media showing up.

Lastly, our weekly 'What's on the editor's desk?' competition returns tomorrow.Keep it locked to the T3 Facebook page from 10am-3pm for your clues and a chance to win.

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