How to enable subtitles on Apple TV

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Closed captions make it easier to understand what's going on.
Closed captions make it easier to understand what's going on.
Photo: Apple

Closed captioning is useful to those with a hearing impairment to make the audio of videos accessible. Subtitles help those who speak a different language understand what’s going on in a film not in their original language.

You can enable these features on your Apple TV, but it’s not super-intuitive — there’s no single button to make it happen.

However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t easy. Here’s how to turn on Apple TV subtitles, even if you just want to watch a scary movie at night and have the sound turned down.

Add some reach to your charge with this 10-foot Lightning cable [Deals]

This 10-foot cable will make sure your phone is well within reach when it's charging.
This 10-foot cable will make sure your phone is well within reach when it's charging.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s happened to all of us — you’ve got important business to take care of on your mobile but it’s plugged into the wall charger. The short leash that is the typical Lightning cable means you’ve got to hunch like Quasimoto just to send a text. Charging your phone shouldn’t also mean paying a chiropractor, which is why at $18.99 this 10-foot Lightning cable is a great investment.

Apple’s sapphire maker grows the world’s biggest sapphire crystal

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The Rumor: Sapphire screens could be coming to the iPhone 6s.
The Verdict: Too early to tell. DisplayMate just made a major breakthrough with Sapphire, turning its weakest property -- screen reflectance -- and turned it into a strength. Enhanced sapphire is now number one in scratch resistance, low reflectance and performance in high ambient light compared to Gorilla Glass. Apple's problem wasn't with sapphire glasses properties though, it was that it's really hard to produce en masse, so I'm still doubtful we'll see it in the iPhone 6s.
Has Apple's latest manufacturer cracked the sapphire code?
Photo: GT Advanced Technologies

Apple has had its problems with sapphire manufacturers before, but not with its latest supplier, which not only stands as the largest sapphire manufacturer in the world and one of the few that are showing any kind of operating profit — but also just churned out the world’s first 300lb synthetic sapphire crystal.

New photo app is like loading old film into your iPhone

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Base is not a photo filter app. The user must pick a style of film before shooting.
Base is not a photo filter app. The user must pick a style of film before shooting.
Photo: Stay Kids

We love our photo filter apps, especially the ones that deliver the look and quality of classic film stock. These filters will never replicate the rich tonality and texture of film, but given the cost and hassles of using it, the average person probably feels they’re not missing much.

Deepak Mantena believes we’re missing out. The creator of digital studio Stay Kids has developed an iOS photo app called Base that lets you pick from 14 different film styles before you start making pictures.