Television is becoming increasingly social, with fans and critics alike live-tweeting everything from the Grammys to the Olympics. We're carrying our second screens around with us anyway, so why not use them to our entertainment advantage? Zeebox's goal is to make television more immersive than ever. Aside from its own social platform, zeebox users are discovering new content tailored to their interests and based on powerful web buzz. Available in the U.S., UK and Australia, the service links you with other likeminded viewers; invite them to viewing parties, then chat and interact via games and stats. Finally, click on a program's associated "zeetag," which pulls up additional information and viewing options for the show you're watching. Price: FREE
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How many apps live on your iPad? Now, how many have you actually used in the past month? It seems that we're always experimenting with new apps to see what sticks, but losing interest with the majority of them.
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If you want our opinion, it's time to downsize and prioritize. Here are our picks for outstanding iPad apps of 2012. We have a feeling you'll find these five your new favorites. But be sure to share your own nominations in the comments below.
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