Mix: Tweetie, Puzzle Quest, OrbLive, iTunes credit woes

Atebits has released Tweetie, its new Twitter application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Tweetie lets users handle multiple Twitter accounts, view timeline, replies, direct messages and favorites, browse friends and followers, post new tweets and retweet, reply directly to tweets and send direct messages, picture uploading, view Twitter trends, perform custom searches, and more. Tweetie is available now from the App Store and sells for $3.

TransGaming has revealed that its upcoming game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is currently in the approval process. Based on the game of the same name released for portable and console systems over the last year, the iPhone and iPod touch title will feature new story lines, new characters and new conquests, along with a revamped interface optimized for the devices’ touch screens. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is expected to be released via the App Store next month, and will sell for $10.

Orb Networks has announced its new OrbLive streaming media application for the iPhone and iPod touch. OrbLive uses Wi-Fi or cellular network connections to let users access music, videos, photos, and, if their PC is properly equipped, webcams and live TV directly from their iPhone or iPod touch. The application requires the Orb application to be installed on the user’s Windows PC for the OrbLive client to work; the company says a version of the application is coming soon for Mac and Linux computers. OrbLive is available now from the App Store and sells for $10; a limited free trial version is also available.

A number of iTunes users are reporting problems using their existing iTunes credits for purchases on the iTunes Store following installation of iTunes 8.0.2. Users who have credit in their iTunes accounts from gift cards, certificates, or vouchers, have reported getting the following message when attempting to make a purchase following installation and acceptance of the new iTunes Store policies: “Due to a problem with the iTunes Store, your store credit balance is temporarily unavailable for use in purchasing music; you may continue purchasing using a different method of payment.” It is unclear when Apple will have the problem fixed.

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