4. App of the Year: Zeebox

You like watching telly. You like reading up about what you’ve watched on telly. You like talking about telly. Now, you can do all three at once. Recognising that modern TV viewers are also hooked into social networks as they watch, the multiplatform Zeebox puts up contextual information about what you’re watching, lets you share your “You HAVE to see this” moments with friends and, soon, will let you buy the butler from Downton Abbey’s waistcoat. The future of TV is here.

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