September 26, 2016

#SquirrelsDoFL: 2016 Company Retreat

Squirrels 2016 Retreat Destin FL

It’s common to find crabs on the beach, but you’d never expect to find 34 squirrels there.

Last week we found ourselves in Destin, Florida, for our annual company retreat. You might think we were there to catch rays all week, but that’s not the case.

Although the white sand beach and stunningly clear blue ocean was tempting, we spent a majority of our week building team camaraderie, looking at our company/department goals and what we want to accomplish over the next 24 months. Our days were spent talking about products, markets, finances and the exciting things we are planning for the future.

Our retreats are undoubtedly vital to the growth and health of our company as a whole. With our team continually expanding, it’s important to keep enhancing the family culture that makes Squirrels…Squirrels. Doing this in an area outside of the office and away from the distractions of our own lives has proven to give us the energy we need to continue serving our loyal users for the future. Our tradition of company retreats is beneficial because it allows us to foster relationships that we’ve built with each other, interact with people we normally wouldn’t and make every employee feel valued. Nothing like a beach to bring out the best in each other!

Now that we’ve reflected, we’re back in the office, rejuvenated and ready to achieve all the goals we’ve put in place for the next year. Stay tuned for all the great things to come from Squirrels.

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September 22, 2016

How to Record iOS 10 iPads and iPhones

Recording the screen of any iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 is simple with the Reflector screen-sharing software.

Once you wirelessly connect your iOS 10 device to your Mac or PC, simply press the “Record” button on the iOS 10 device on your computer (shown below). Alternatively, you can begin recording an iPhone or iPad from the Reflector menu (also shown below).

Record iPhone Zoom

Stop Menu Zoom

Once you are done recording your iOS device, simply press the “Stop” button. Then select where to save the mp4 file on your Mac or PC.

Reflector provides voiceover support so you can include your voice with a device recording. This feature is often used in tutorials, presentations, lesson plans and mobile app reviews. In addition, you can enable your Facetime HD Webcam from the Reflector menu to include a video of yourself with the mobile device recording.

Pro tip: You can connect and record multiple iOS devices at the same time. This is ideal for educators and mobile gamers who may need to display and record multiple devices simultaneously.

September 16, 2016

Grab iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Frames for Reflector 2

As new iPhones roll out across the globe today, you might be wondering, “Will I be able to record my new Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus screen with a frame using Reflector 2?”

The answer is yes. Yes, you will.

Keeping with tradition, we’re excited to add iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus frames to Reflector 2 just as happy techies and phone addicts are receiving them.

iPhone 7 Frames in Reflector 2

This update is available now for current Reflector 2 users. Simply select “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu or download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

September 14, 2016

How to wirelessly mirror iPhones and iPads running iOS 10 to your computer

Wirelessly sharing your iPhone or iPad screen to your Mac or PC is simple with iOS 10.

All you need is our Reflector 2 software ($14.99) running on your Mac or PC. If you are already a Reflector 2 user, you’re good to go! Just make sure you are updated to the latest version of Reflector 2.

Step One
Make sure your iOS 10 device and your computer running Reflector 2 are connected to the same network.

Reflector 2 - Same Network

Step Two
Open the Reflector software on your computer.

Reflector 2 - Open

Step Three

After unlocking your iOS 10 device, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the control center.

Reflector 2 - iPhone Control Center

Step Four

The iOS 10 control center is slightly different than predecessors. You’re now able to scroll left and right through the control center to reveal more options. For screen mirroring, you need to be on the first screen.

iOS 10 Control Center

Step Five

Tap the AirPlay Mirroring icon to reveal the AirPlay list.

Reflector 2 - AirPlay Menu

Step Six
Select your computer from the list.

Reflector 2 - Mirroring

That’s all! There are no more steps. We promise. Wirelessly mirroring your iOS 10 device to your Mac or PC is that simple. Anything you do on your mobile device will appear on your computer.

Pro tip: You can mirror multiple iOS devices to your computer at the same time. Simply repeat steps three through six for each device you want to connect. 

Bonus Pro tip – Recording iOS 10 devices: Once an iOS 10 device is connected to Reflector, you will see a “Record” button in the top left corner of the mirrored device screen on your computer. Simply click that button to begin recording your session.

September 13, 2016

Ditto Screen-Sharing Service Update For Mac And Windows

The Ditto screen-sharing service has been updated to resolve a small issue that could cause connections to quickly drop when using tvOS 9 on a fourth-generation Apple TV.