It's tradition, or an old charter, or something, that no self-respecting geek would ever surrender their TV zapper or their smartphone. Fortunately for Sky customers, those two things are now one and the same. The company has tweaked its Sky+ Android app to offer the same remote control functions found on the iOS version, letting users change channels, play, pause and rewind the picture. The update meanders out from today, and will work so long as your Sky+HD box is connected to the same WiFi network as your phone or tablet.
Update: The Sky+ iOS app has also received an update. More channels are available in the Catch Up section, and recently added TV box sets are now highlighted in the On Demand category. iPad users will also find more additional content for popular shows through the Discover More feature, and can post what they are watching straight to their Facebook feed.