November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday sale offers 30% off Reflector 2 and AirParrot 2

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Our biggest sale of the year has arrived. Correction. Our biggest sale ever has arrived. We’re offering 30% off Reflector 2, AirParrot 2 and everything else in our online store today.

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your old Reflector 1 or AirParrot 1 license, now is the time to do it. If you just happened to stumble upon our industry-leading screen-mirroring solutions today, your timing is impeccable.

New features, enhanced quality and a lot of tender love and care from our development team make Reflector 2 and AirParrot 2 the most complete screen-mirroring solutions we’ve ever created. We are beyond proud of both products, and we couldn’t be more excited for you to bring them to your classroom, boardroom, game room or entertainment room this holiday season.

All merchandise in our online store is 30% off today as well. Check out our collection of Squirrels t-shirts, AirParrot t-shirts and Reflector t-shirts.

Be sure to take advantage of our Cyber Monday sale while you can! As always, let us know if you have any questions.

November 19, 2015

2015 Squirrels Chili Cook-off dethrones two-time defending champion

Every November, Squirrels employees spend hours crafting their perfect chili for a chance to be the next reigning chili champion. This year, two-time champ Jon Z. handed the trophy off to a fellow Jon—Jon B. The winning chili, “1-800-THREEMEATBLING,” was a mix of ground beef, chorizo, steak, red and green pepper, onion and more.

“I wanted to make a chili as spicy as Drake’s dance moves,” Jon B. said. “There’s not much of my chili left in there, so that’s pretty good.”

1-800-THREEMEATBLING

Ashley S. came in second with her rendition of chili appropriately titled “Chipotle.”

“’Chipotle’ paid homage to the smoky heat that is chipotle chili peppers,” she said.

Marinated in Southern Tier Warlock, the beef chili gave the fast food chain a run for its money.

The chili cook-off, now in its third year, saw nine submissions. Chiles of all types were submitted—from sans beans and meatless to Mexican-inspired and multi-meat dishes. Some who didn’t enter the chili cook-off added to the fun with supporting dishes and sweets—cornbread, pumpkin pie and puppy chow to name a few.

Pumpkin Pie

As we digest today, we’re already looking forward to next year’s cook-off.

Jon Bishop Winner

November 10, 2015

AirParrot 2.3 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to AirParrot 2 is available! AirParrot 2.3 corrects some bugs and updates the core of the application for performance improvements.

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

Mac 2.3 Release Notes:

  • Improved support for the new Apple TV 4
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Windows 2.3 Release Notes:

  • Improved support for the new Apple TV 4
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and stability improvements

Reflector 2.3 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reflector 2 is available! This update improves performance and stability with numerous bug fixes. We’ve also added certain user-requested features. View full update notes below!

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 2.3 update notes:

  • High-Resolution Mirroring – Reflector 2 now displays AirPlay-mirrored devices in higher resolution for clearer, crisper mirroring!
  • Added ability to manually specify the audio ports Reflector 2 normally randomly selects
  • Added support for smoother rotation animation events
  • Added a visual notification in the Reflector 2 menu when Reflector Student device(s) are connected
  • The Reflector 2 menu bar icon now turns orange when a device is connected
  • Reflector 2 and connected device windows should now appear in screen sharing/video conferencing apps
  • Device frames now match the orientation of the actual device
  • Resolved an issue with connecting a device with Onscreen Code enabled
  • Resolved an issue with iPod touch and some iPhone frames that sometimes causes overlapping/gaps
  • Resolved an occasional issue when recording a device in landscape orientation
  • Resolved an issue that caused iOS 8 devices to lose their frame after playing a video if “Automatic” is not selected
  • Resolved an occasional crash when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved an issue with streaming from AirParrot 2 when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Reflector 2 no longer logs Google Cast network traffic when Cast is disabled in Preferences
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.3 update notes:

  • High-Resolution Mirroring – Reflector 2 now displays AirPlay-mirrored devices in higher resolution for clearer, crisper mirroring!
  • Added ability to manually specify the audio ports Reflector 2 normally randomly selects
  • Added support for smoother rotation animation events
  • Added “Launch at login” preference to automatically start Reflector 2
  • Improved the performance of “grab handles” when resizing device windows
  • Device frames now match the orientation of the actual device
  • Reflector 2 automatically requests the required Windows Firewall (and supporting 3rd party security software) configuration on installation
  • Resolved an issue with iPod touch and some iPhone frames that sometimes caused overlapping/gaps
  • Resolved an issue with connecting a device with Onscreen Code enabled
  • Resolved an issue that caused device feeds to go black when connecting/disconnecting monitors
  • Resolved an issue that caused 7-digit Quick Connect Codes to not fully appear
  • Resolved an issue with streaming from AirParrot 2 when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved an issue with portrait video appearing upside-down when streaming from iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices
  • Resolved an issue with iPhone and iPad devices sometimes appearing blank after forcing rotation
  • Resolved an issue when changing a device frame while device is in forced-upside-down position
  • Resolved an issue that caused iOS 8 devices to lose their frame after playing a video if “Automatic” is not selected
  • Resolved an occasional crash when recording a device in landscape orientation
  • Resolved an occasional crash when Onscreen Code is enabled
  • Resolved a crash when streaming videos from iOS 7 and iOS 8 devices
  • Reflector 2 no longer logs Google Cast network traffic when Cast is disabled in Preferences
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates