September 28, 2015

Get Fitted with the Latest Reflector 2 iPhone Frames

The world gave us new Snapchat lenses, rectangular Instagram photos and a selfie mode for the iPhone 6s camera in recent weeks. Socialites and tech enthusiasts rejoiced at this front-page news, proving that even the most trivial perks can define a product.

Today we’re excited to announce a new visual perk of our own. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus frames have arrived with our latest free Reflector 2 update. Anyone who gets their hands on a new iPhone will be able to mirror the device to their computers with the appropriate frame I.D. We’ve also added rose gold frames to match Apple’s newest iPhone color.

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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 25, 2015

Reflector 2.2.1 is Available

This update adds support for El Capitan and new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and rose gold frames. In addition, 2.2.1 adds full screen and always-on-top options to the right click menu. Check out the release notes below for details.

You can update Reflector 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

Mac 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support – Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”
  • Added “Always On Top” and “Display Fullscreen” menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • Webcams no longer ask for approval to connect when “Prompt for Approval” is enabled
  • Resolved an issue where the background color setting for a recording would not be remembered
  • Resolved an issue when using “on-screen code” security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue with device’s with special characters not properly displaying
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support – Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for Windows 10
  • Added “Always On Top” and “Display Fullscreen” menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash when opening the voiceover audio menu
  • Resolved a crash when switching displays connected
  • Resolved a crash when starting up or shutting down Google Cast in certain situations
  • Resolved an issue when using “on-screen code” security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue when rotating that could cause the mirrored screen to shrink
  • Resolved an issue that caused a “force orientation” device to be sometimes improperly resized
  • Resolved an issue with device’s with special characters not properly displaying
  • Resolved an issue where ending a live-stream would leave UI in “live streaming” state.
  • Resolved an issue where after streaming media on iOS 7 and iOS 8, the mirroring window would remain black
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates
September 15, 2015

5 Reasons You Need iOS 9 on Your iPhone or iPad

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Another year, another Apple OS update. What’s so great about this one? Turns out, a lot.

New features in iOS 9 complement last year’s iOS 8 release (a complete overhaul and redesign of Apple’s mobile operating system). iPhone and iPad users will enjoy iOS 9 for many reasons, including faster and stronger AirPlay connections. We’ve compiled five reasons we think you’ll fall in love with your Apple device all over again.

1. You can multitask like never before.

iPads are much more multitask-friendly in iOS 9. Users will be able to see multiple applications on their screen at once, change the size of each application and manipulate both apps at the same time: a dream come true.

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2. You won’t have to pay for the news you need.

The News app will replace the Newsstand app. Instead of having to purchase subscriptions to publications, you can instantly follow publications like The New York Times, specific interests such as Technology and popular or personal blogs. Stay updated on topics and trends that are important to you, for free.

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3. You can organize yourself better than ever.

The Notes app is vastly improved with iOS 9. This includes the ability to add bold titles, web links with previews, pictures, custom drawings and checklists to enhance the text of the note. Take thorough notes, make precise lists and jot down illustrations all in one app.

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4. Longer battery life. Need we say more?

New software enhancements will add hours of battery life to your iOS device. You read that right: HOURS. Running in low power mode will also improve battery performance, meaning less scrambling to find the nearest outlet.

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5. It’s FREE.

Getting all of these improvements and more for free is a no-brainer. Alongside a free compatibility update for current Reflector 2 users, upgrading to iOS 9 is a win-win!

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September 14, 2015

#SquirrelsDoOBX15: 2015 Company Retreat

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In June of 2014, while sitting in a beach house on the shores of the British Virgin Islands, 22 people set goals and a course of action for the year to come. We did not meet those goals.

We exceeded them.

In August of 2015, 29 people gathered on the shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina to reflect on the past year and our bounty of successes. We looked at our products, finances, the market, what we did right and what we could do better. We all knew that the countless cups of coffee, handfuls of candy and sleepless nights were worth it.

But we’re not stopping there.

This year, #TeamSquirrels vows to continue to innovate. We’re listening to our customers, adapting to the markets and will develop products and programs that greatly benefit our loyal users. We’re dedicated to being at the forefront of “the latest-and-greatest” and are looking forward to another exciting year.

Stay tuned for the fruits of our retreat. In the meantime, check out some pictures from our week in OBX!

September 11, 2015

How to Mirror iOS 9 to your Computer

iOS 9 is a big change from what everyone was previously used to. We’ve got good news, though. The way you mirror your iPads and iPhones to Reflector 2 hasn’t changed. Simply make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Reflector 2 (at least 2.1.1), and connect away!

If you’re not familiar with iOS mirroring, follow the steps below to get connected! The steps are the same for iPads and iPhones using iOS 9!

Step One

After unlocking your device, swipe up to reveal the control center.

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Step Two

Tap the AirPlay icon to reveal the AirPlay list.

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Step Three

Select your computer from the list.

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Step Four – IMPORTANT!

Important! Make sure you toggle the mirroring switch after selecting your device.

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That’s it!

Your device should appear on your computer screen! iOS 9 mirroring is that easy.

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Having trouble? We’re happy to help! Contact our support team for detailed assistance and help with mirroring!