Squirrels at NCE14!

The Squirrels team is in Pittsburgh this week. We’re attending the annual National Catholic Educational Association conference (Aka #NCEA14).

Stop by booth 1542 for demos of AirParrot and Reflector and to grab some swag. We’re also giving out discount coupons to all attendees!

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At the conference and can’t find us? Search for Squirrels with the NCEA interactive map

Behind the scenes Slingshot filming

There are only two weeks until the Slingshot launch, and we’re racing to the finish line! Over the last week, we’ve been filming promotional videos for the launch. Here’s a behind the scenes peek at the movie magic!

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Looking for more Squirrels antics? Check out madebysquirrels on Instagram

Reflector for Windows 1.3.4 is available

Reflector for Windows version 1.3.4 is now available. This version adds Windows 8 recording, along with numerous bug fixes and optimizations. The trial period has also been improved. Previously, the trial was limited to one ten-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Version 1.3.4 removes the ten-minute restriction, and the trial is now good for seven full days.

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Version 1.3.4 changes include:

  • Reflector now has a fully-functional, seven day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Recording is now fully supported on Windows 8
  • Supported iOS devices mirror at 1080p when “Optimize For” is set to Hi-Res
  • Added option to use a computer’s MAC address as the Bonjour Device ID
  • Added option to allow Reflector to prevent system shutdown during active mirroring connection
  • Reflector now properly remembers the “Show Device Frame” option between launches
  • Reflector now encrypts the AirPlay password in the configuration file
  • Reflector now disables the screensaver while an active mirroring session is connected
  • Resolved an issue during recording that caused the audio and video to become unsynced
  • Resolved an issue that caused domain deployment registry entries to become unreadable by Reflector
  • Resolved an issue that permanently hid the Task Bar when Reflector closes while in full-screen mode
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent YouTube videos from streaming properly
  • Resolved a crash when saving a recording in “Optimize For iPhone 5” mode
  • Resolved a crash when pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved a hang when two or more devices disconnect simultaneously

Full release notes for version 1.3.4 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=Windows

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Reflector menu. The new version of Reflector can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/download/

Squirrels at NEOtech

Squirrels will be at NEOtech 2014 this Thursday, the 20th. We’re hosting session H-5—Utilizing iPads in the Classroom. The presentation is in room 315 at 2:15pm. We’ll also be in the exhibit area demonstrating Reflector in the classroom and awarding Squirrels and Reflector merchandise to some lucky attendees! 

NEOtech is hosted by the Northeast Ohio Network for Educational Technology. This is conference is free to attend and is designed for educators using technology in K-12 classrooms. It is hosted at Kent State University and is right up the road from Squirrels HQ!

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Reflector for Mac 1.6.3

Reflector for Mac version 1.6.3 is now available. This version improves Reflector and AirPlay stability. The trial period has also been improved. Previously, the trial was limited to one ten-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Version 1.6.3 changes this period to seven days and adds a watermark.

We’ve also added a splash screen to help new users register and begin using Reflector:

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Version 1.6.3 changes include:

  • Reflector now has a fully-functional, seven day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Supported iOS devices mirror at 1080p when “Optimize For” is set to Hi-Res
  • Reflector now encrypts the AirPlay password in the configuration file
  • Improved audio performace during AirPlay mirroring and audio/video streaming
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused mirroring connections to drop when AirPlaying a video
  • Resolved a crash when three or more iPads are mirroring simultaneously
  • Numerous stability improvements for Core Duo processor Macs running 10.6
  • Help > Reflector Help now links to the Squirrels Support website

Release notes for version 1.6.3 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=Mac

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Reflector menu. The new version of Reflector can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/download/

Win an iPad Mini and Reflector prize pack

We’ve teamed up with Professor Josh to offer a great prize pack to one lucky winner. Check out the blog post "Win an iPad Mini & Reflector Prize Pack – 5 Ways to Showcase Your Startup or Educational App!" for your chance to win!

The prizes include:

  • Apple® - iPad® mini Wi-Fi - 16GB - White & Silver MD531LL/A
  • Reflector Retail T-Shirt 
  • Squirrels Water bottle 
  • Five Reflector licenses 

We’re also offering a 20% off promo code to ProfessorJosh.com readers. Visit the blog to find the code.

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AirParrot for Mac 1.5.4

AirParrot for Mac version 1.5.4 is now available. This version makes significant changes to our trial period. Previously, the trial was limited to one 20-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Version 1.5.4 changes this period to seven days and adds a small watermark to the bottom corner of the screen.

We’ve also added a splash screen to help new users register and begin using AirParrot. 

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Version 1.5.4 changes include:

  • AirParrot now has a fully-functional seven-day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mouse cursor to appear tiny or disappear entirely when mirroring

Release notes for version 1.5.4 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/?os=Mac

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the AirParrot menu. The new version of AirParrot can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download/

iOS Testing Made Easy with Reflector and Passbrains

We’ve teamed up with Passbrains, a crowd-sourced software testing service, to offer testers a great deal. Checkout the Passbrains blog for a Reflector coupon!

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iOS testers can use Reflector in a number of ways. One of the more recent, creative ways we’ve seen comes from Twitter.

 is using Reflector as part of his guerrilla testing efforts. With the help of a GoPro Hero3+, Reflector, a Macbook Air and a custom-molded piece of plywood, he’s hitting the streets for real-world feedback.

Squirrels at KySTE 2014

The Squirrels team will be at KySTE 2014 on March 5th and 6th. We’ll be demonstrating how iPads and wireless display technology can improve the classroom. Stop by booth 1105 for a live demo of AirParrot or Reflector

We’ll also be giving out extended AirParrot and Reflector trials and discounts for our online store. You can definitely expect to grab plenty of Squirrels swag, too!

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