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Twitter for iPhone and iPad updated with Quick Bar

Twitter for iPhone has been updated to 3.3 and includes a new Quick Bar to show trends without leaving your timeline.

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Apple offers $100/£100 refund to recent iPad customers

Apple is offering a $100/£100 refund to those of you who bought a first-generation iPad, within the last 2 weeks.

When the iPad 2 was revealed, we saw a $100/£100reduction on the first-gen iPad, which is still available to buy in the Apple Online Store .

Apple have agreed to refund anyone who bought the iPad, from the 16th February, the difference of $100/£100. Alternatively, you can refund the entire iPad for the full price, and join everyone else in the wait for the iPad 2. If you want to take advantage of this refund offer, you'll have to contact Apple personally.

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Rogers to offer iPad 2 plans, iOS 4.3 personal hotspot free on 1GB+ data plans

AT&T isn't the only one confirming iOS 4.3 personal hotspot support, with Rogers (and subsidiary Fido) also letting us know their plans -- and keeping it free!

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BGR is reporting that BlackBerry maker RIM is looking into offering their BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service on other platforms, including the iPhone's iOS.

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BBC iPlayer app to go international, for less than $10 a month

The BBC iPlayer iPad app is set to launch on the international stage later this year and as we already knew, would command a monthly subscription fee. The fee according to Director General Mark Thompson will be a small number of dollars a month, definitely fewer than 10. The international app will give subscribers access to the BBC archive of television programs.

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FaceTime on iPad 2

With the launch of iPad 2, Apple has also enabled FaceTime for use with its new built in cameras. The iPad 2 has two cameras, a front facing VGA camera and a 720P HD rear facing camera and both can be used with  FaceTime.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, March 3

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Skyfire: This browser supports Flash videos and has updated to 3.0 with more video, popular content, and lots of Facebook integration. [$2.99 - iTunes link]

  • SoundHound ∞: Instantly name music playing from a speakers, or being sung or hummed. Now with recommended songs and improved sharing. [$4.99 - iTunes link]

  • Dream Home – Spring 2011: Get inspiration for decorating your home this spring. [$2.99 (iPhone) - iTunes link] [$4.99 (iPad) - iTunes link]

  • WritePad for iPad: This note taking app now has folders, a new file manager UI, file sharing, and Autoinsert Recognition. [$9.99 - iTunes link]

  • Photo Mess: Make a photo collage with your iPhone or iPad! Now with wallpapers and the ability to send as PNG or JPG. [Free - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Check out the Skyfire video after the break!

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iPad 2 event roundup

Steve Jobs once again put sneaker to stage and introduced us to the all new Apple iPad 2 today... and that's not all. From iBooks to iTunes, iOS 4.3 AirPlay to Home Sharing, HDMI out to Smart Cover ups, iMovie to GarageBand Apple tried hard to tell us why 2011 would again be the year of the iPad. Did they succeed? Frankly we're too exhausted to even think about it -- so you tell us!

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Full iPad 2 Keynote Video online

Apple has done gone and posted the video of the entire iPad 2 keynote. Go on to the source link and bask in the glow of his Steveness, the thin iPad 2, the slick Smart Cover (seriously, we can't get over that accessory), and the comprehensive (which is to say a little long) demos of iMovie and GarageBand for iPad.

You can watch it streaming via, download it from iTunes via the Apple Keynote podcast feed, or watch it right here after the break!

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