Looking for a Qi-enabled charger? The newest wireless solution from mophie really brings the power.
Today, popular tech accessory company mophie launched the latest in its line of Qi-enabled contact chargers. Called the Charge Stream Pad+, the wireless charging solution brings all the great features users love in the already-existing Wireless Charging Base to a whole new level.
Made from fail-safe, temperature-controlling circuitry covered in a 360-degree thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) coating, the Charge Stream Pad+ comes in your choice of matte black or white so it looks fantastic on your desk or nightstand, no matter your decor. The rubberized, non-slip exterior grips and protects your smartphone from scratches and unintended slipping and sliding as it charges, meaning you can just drop your device on the pad and go about your business worry-free. And when you aren’t charging anything, you don’t have to fret about wasting energy — the pad maintains a low standby current when it’s idle.
Functionally, the pad works with all Qi-enabled devices including the iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X, and the Galaxy S9/S9+ as well as mophie’s Juice Pack cases for earlier iPhones. It also supports fast charging, powering up your tech using its 10W of power — that’s 2.5W more than the original Wireless Charging Base — and will optimize the output for whatever device you use, making sure you get the quickest charge possible. In addition, it charges through most lightweight cases up to 3mm thick, so you’ll never have to mess around with removing your case prior to dropping it on the pad.
Each Charge Stream Pad+ is priced at $ 59.95 and ships with a 1.5m (that’s 4.9ft for us non-metric folks) micro USB cable and a QC 2.0 wall adapter so you can get to charging as soon as you take it out of the box. You can get your own on mophie’s website, or by clicking the Amazon link below.
Mophie today announced the launch of a new Qi wireless charger for Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, the Mophie Charge Stream Pad+.
Mophie says the Charge Stream Pad+ is its first universal high-speed wireless charging accessory, compatible with the fast charging capabilities of both Apple and Samsung devices.
For Apple’s most recent iPhones, that means the Charge Stream Pad+ supports the faster 7.5W charging introduced back in December. Mophie’s existing wireless charger, the Wireless Charging Base, also supports 7.5W charging.
Smart charging circuitry inside of the Charge Stream Pad+ communicates with an iPhone or other smartphone to determine and deliver the optimal amount of power.
Design wise, the Charge Stream Pad+ looks like your average Qi-based wireless charger, with a circular flat base where you rest your phone. A non-slip rubberized finish makes sure your iPhone stays in place, and it also ships with a wall adapter and USB-A to microUSB cable. It comes in black or white to match any decor.
The Mophie Charge Stream Pad+ is also compatible with all Charge Force Mophie Juice Pack battery cases designed for the iPhone and for Samsung smartphones, such as the Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 7, which enables wireless charging.
mophie has today released its newest wireless charger, the Charge Stream Pad+. Coming in at $ 60, this new offering puts out up to 10W of power, comes in two colors, and features a removable power cable.
Ah Spring, that promising time of year when a golf fan’s fancy turns towards Augusta, Georgia, and the Masters Tournament. Yes, it’s Masters week again at last and this year promises to keep us on the edge of our seats. To catch all the action, we’ll need to figure out how to stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on our Apple TVs. Broadcast rights for the tournament are split between CBS and ESPN, the Golf Channel and CBS Sports are offering previews and commentary, and DirecTV is offering a live broadcast from Amen Corner, as well as the 15th and 16th holes. With so many broadcasters offering so much Masters content, we have our work cut out for us to figure out which streaming providers and over-the-air antenna will offer the best live coverage for free, or at the lowest price possible. Let’s get started learning how to live stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on Apple TV.
The Masters Tournament begins on Monday, April 2nd and includes three pre-tournament days, Monday through Wednesday. Thursday, April 5th begins Round 1, Friday Round 2, Saturday Round 3, and Sunday brings Round 4 and the conclusion of the tournament with the Green Jacket Ceremony. Have a look at the Masters Tournament Schedule to decide which events you’d really like to catch live.
How to Stream the 2018 Masters Live on Your Apple TV without Cable
AirPlay the Masters Tournament App Live Broadcast to Your Apple TV
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPlay to Apple TV.
Pros: comprehensive coverage plus stats and analysis.
Con: Many users complain the Leaderboard is slow to update.
There’s an app for just about everything these days, the Masters Tournament included. If you download the free Masters Tournament app to your Apple TV, you can use AirPlay to stream a live simulcast of broadcast coverage for Round 1, 2, 3, and 4! Now that’s just pretty darn cool. As well as free live coverage, the Masters Tournament app offers a Featured Group Channel that follows popular players, a My Moments channel that is personalized based on your favorite competitors, a picture-in-picture feature so you can browse the app without missing crucial shots, and much, much more. If you need a bit of help to AirPlay the Masters Tournament app to your Apple TV, follow this tip.
AirPlay the Masters Tournament Coverage from the Watch ESPN App
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, AirPlay to Apple TV.
Pros: Comprehensive coverage plus stats and analysis.
Con: Many users complain about freezing and buffering.
All of the ESPN Masters coverage is free to AirPlay and live stream to your Apple TV with the WatchESPN app. This means that you can get rounds one and two for free, plus commentary and stats. Yay! For some viewers, the WatchESPN app provides a smooth viewing experience, but others complain about glitchiness and buffering. Try the app out beforehand to make sure you don’t miss any of the Masters action.
Check With Your Cellphone Provider About ESPN Streaming
It’s worth checking in with your cellphone provider to see if it offers a package that streams ESPN to your iPhone, which you can then push to your Apple TV with AirPlay. AT&T has consolidated with DirecTV, so streaming from DirecTV Now (which includes ESPN) is included in your data plan. Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon also offer an ESPN package, and there are various add-ons available, such as T-Mobile’s Binge-On, which includes unlimited data overages for multiple popular networks including ESPN. If your cellphone provider offers an ESPN option, it’s an excellent complement to the Masters Tournament app and another free method for Masters Tournament streaming.
Watch the 2018 Masters Tournament on OTA TV
OTA stands for over the air, in other words, an antenna! Yes, it’s true, you can legally pick up locally broadcasted channels and stream them to your Apple TV with an antenna. While you might be envisioning the old-fashioned version that looks like a laundry rack attached to your roof, there are now lots of OTA options that stay right inside your house. Some can boost signals, as well, which is really helpful if you live in a rural area. There are lots of choices, so look into whether CBS is broadcast in your area, or could be picked up with an antenna that features signal boosting. If you can pick up CBS with your OTA antenna, you’ll be able to catch all of the Round 3 and Round 4 tournament coverage, including the Green Jacket Ceremony. Some OTA buying options include AirTV, HD HomeRun, and Mohu, but there are lots more out there!
Stream the 2018 Masters with fuboTV
Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV.
Cost: $ 19.99 a month for the first two months, $ 44.99 a month after that.
Pros: Seven day free trial period with no commitment, then a two-month special reduced price.
Con: Channel availability varies by region.
FuboTV is a TV-streaming service with a heavy focus on live sports. The basic package, fubo Premier, offers more than 70 channels of content and in my area includes CBS and CBS Sports. This is great if you only want to watch Round 3 and 4; but if you were hoping to catch all of the Masters Tournament on one streaming service, Fubo won’t work because it doesn’t include ESPN.
For $ 8.99 more a month FuboTV will give you Sports Plus, 16 channels of sports content ranging from the mainstream to the extremely obscure, but even this extra doesn’t include ESPN.
To sign up for FuboTV and find the Apple TV app, click here.
Masters 2018 Streaming on DirecTV Now
Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV .
Cost: $ 35 per month.
Pros: First three months for $ 10 a month. Streaming included for AT+T Wireless Customers.
Cons: Some tournament access blocked for smartphones.
DirecTV Now is DirecTV’s streaming offering, and I was super excited to find that its lowest cost plan includes CBS and ESPN! Then I looked at the small print to the right of each channel and noticed small boxes indicating “Live,” “Vod” or both. Live is pretty obvious, live streaming is available, but “vod?” That stands for video on demand, and if only vod is offered, you won’t be able to live stream games from that network. Check with DirecTV Now to make sure that live, not vod, CBS is included in your area. If you decide to go with this option, here’s a tutorial on how to set up DirecTV Now on your Apple TV.
Stream Masters Live Coverage With Sling TV
Compatibility: fourth-generation Apple TV.
Cost: Sling TV Orange Plan, $ 20 per month, Blue Plan, $ 25 per month, Orange and Blue, $ 40 per month.
Pros: Seven day free trial period with no commitment.
Con: Channel availability varies by region.
Sling TV is an a la carte, streaming tv service that allows viewers to pay far less than a cable subscription would cost. Customers can choose Sling Orange, Sling Blue, or both. As an added bonus, Sling offers a Cloud DVR option for $ 5 a month. This way you can record the Masters Tournament rounds and watch them later if you have work or family plans to accommodate. Offerings vary from region to region; make sure ESPN is available in your area. Unfortunately, CBS is not available through Sling, so you’ll only be able to catch Round 1 and 2 with this service.
Stream the 2018 Masters Tournament on Apple TV with PlayStation Vue
Compatability: fourth-generation Apple TV running tvOS 10.0 and up.
Cost: Five-day free trial, then $ 39.99 per month.
Pros: Stream on up to five devices at once.
Cons: Some channels are restricted outside of your home network, not all games are available to view on your iPhone.
You don’t need a PlayStation to subscribe to PlayStation Vue, a live-streaming TV service that includes cloud DVR and the ability to stream on five devices at once. The least expensive package, Access, includes ESPN and rings in at $ 39.99 a month. In theory, CBS should be available if you live in the right service area since local broadcast channels are included—check with PlayStation Vue to be sure.
Click here to learn all about setting PlayStation Vue up on your Apple TV.
Watch the Masters Stream with Hulu Live on your Apple TV
Compatability: fourth-generation Apple TV.
Cost: seven-day free trial, then $ 39.99 a month.
Pros: Watch on two devices at once.
Cons: Beta version.
Hulu has make the jump and joins the live-streaming tv game with their Hulu Live offering, which includes access to the entire Hulu streaming library. If you live in the right area, $ 39.99 a month will get you ESPN, CBS, and even CBS Sports. The entire Masters Tournament, one live streaming service. A few cautions, though, Hulu warns right up front that this is a beta version and therefore subject to bugs and hiccups, so if you want to ensure the smoothest possible streaming of the Masters, this could be slightly risky. As well, Hulu customers have complained about commercials with adult themes before, during, and after family and sports content, so if you’re watching the tournament with kids, Hulu might not be the best choice for your family.
If you live in an area where Hulu Live provides ESPN, CBS, and CBS Sports, you can learn how to set it up on your Apple TV here.
I hope that one of these options will help you live stream the Masters to your Apple TV. Enjoy the tournament!
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MMW has learned that data Artisans — founded by the original creators of Apache Flink — has rolled out the general availability of dA Platform – the industry’s first turnkey stream processing platform that “enables enterprises to get insights from data in milliseconds and power next-generation service-centric applications and business models.”
We’re told that the new release productionizes stream processing and enables companies to provide live data applications as a centralized enterprise service. dA Platform dramatically reduces the manpower, cost and effort required to deploy stream processing applications in production, and provides a reliable and high-impact stream processing platform across an organization.
Following an early access program in which the platform was extensively tested across large-scale environments, dA Platform is enterprise ready with a trial version available for download here.
Analysts predict the streaming analytics market will reach $ 15.9 billion USD by 20221, as companies across industries are transitioning from a product-centric business model to one based on relationships and a services-centric model. For example, auto manufacturers are introducing new car-sharing and ride-sharing services as car ownership shifts to a usage-based model; consumer banks are creating new messaging applications for communicating with customers in real time to provide more seamless management of their personal finances; and insurance companies are offering dynamically priced insurance products tailored for customers based on their usage data. Stateful stream processing has emerged as the technological standard to enable this transformation.
“A streaming data architecture is the signature DNA of companies that have disrupted industries ranging from financial services to telecom to high technology and more, and enterprises of all types are under pressure to be able to react to data in real time so they can compete today,” said Kostas Tzoumas, co-founder and CEO of data Artisans. “dA Platform makes it easier than ever for businesses to deploy and manage streaming applications, allowing them to focus on building strategic new real-time products and services for customers rather than the supporting infrastructure.”
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