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June 26 , 2013

Missed us at ISTE?

There’s still time to drop by and see us, but if you’re not at ISTE or already left, here’s what you missed:

June 26 , 2013

Fifteen percent off for Facebook fans!

We’ve got a special offer for all of our Facebook fans! Like AirParrot or Reflector on Facebook and snag a special 15% off code good for any single license in your cart!

Hurry, this offer expires on July 14th, 2013.

June 22 , 2013

Top Five Reasons to Visit Booth #11285

This week, five members of the Squirrels team are attending ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education. We’ll be at booth 11285 in Exhibit Hall D showcasing some of the best ways to use Reflector and AirParrot in the classroom. 

1. Meet the team

We sent five of our team members to ISTE to talk to you! Feel free to stop by and ask any question you can think of. Sales, technical, implementation, deployment; we can handle them all! Heck, we’ll probably even tell you our favorite foods if you ask! (Bonus points if you return with said dish.)

2. Free trial 

Anyone who stops by can snag an extended trial designed specifically for educators. Just grab an information sheet and a trial card, and you’re set! 

3. Free swag

What’s a conference without free stuff? We’ve got pens, stickers, shirts, software, styli and more! 

4. New exhibitor game

That’s right, we’re a new exhibitor! For your chance to win an iPad mini, be sure to stop by our booth to get your card punched. 

5. Go hands on

Use your own device or use one of ours to try Reflector or AirParrot. Learn directly from the people who developed and perfected the apps!

The San Antonio Convention center is quite large. Just follow the map below to find us in Hall D at booth 11285. 

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June 11 , 2013

Meet the Team!

We’ve been shy over the last few months, but we’re ready to show you the team behind the products you love! 

Getting everyone to be formal for five seconds was tough. We have to admit, though: we look good.

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Of course, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t show you who we are in our natural state.

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June 4 , 2013

AirParrot and Reflector: Did You Know?

During the month of March, we asked our customers to answer a few questions for us. We received an overwhelming response. Almost 12,000 people responded to let us know what they like, don’t like and want to see.

We received a lot of great ideas, some of which will be included in future updates. At the same time, we realize that not everyone may know what our products are capable of. Just in case you missed them, we put together some of the most requested features that already exist. 

Reflector

  1. Recording - One of the most requested features we saw was the ability to record what’s being mirrored. We’re happy to say that recording has been available on most current operating systems for almost a year. To record on Windows, press alt + R, or right click the mirror window and select record. To record on a Mac, press command + R, or select “Start Recording” from the Device menu. Not every operating system is supported, though. For a list of compatible operating systems, see our support portal
  2. Frames - Sometimes it’s important to show what kind or color device you’re using. Reflector should automatically detect your device (iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc) and show this properly, but If you want to adjust the color you’ll need to select it manually. You can do this on Windows by right clicking the mirror window. On a Mac, simply open the Device menu, and browse to the Frame Skin section. You can even remove the frames if you like!
  3. Always on Top - When presenting, you may find it handy to keep your mirrored device on top of all other windows. On Windows, you can find this setting by right clicking the Reflector icon in the system tray and selecting Preferences. On Mac, this option can be found in the device menu.
  4. Mass Deployment - Reflector can be installed across networks or to all users on a computer. This can be done with an MSI installer on Windows. Including a licensed copy of Reflector is also an option for administrators that distribute system images. More on this topic can be found at our knowledge base
  5. Adjust Window Size  - Adjusting the display size of your device is easy! Simply click a corner and drag the window to your desired size. Voila!

AirParrot

  1. 1080p - If your television and Apple TV support 1080p, so does AirParrot! The latest version of AirParrot will automatically enable the highest quality available for your Apple TV. Currently, only the Apple TV 3 supports 1080p output. 
  2. Mass Deployment - AirParrot can be installed across networks or to all users on a computer. This can be done with an MSI installer on Windows or by installing as an administrator on a Mac. Including a licensed copy of Reflector is also an option for administrators that distribute system images. More on this topic can be found at our knowledge base.
  3. Hide Cursor - Want to display what’s on your screen without your cursor getting in the way? We’ve included a feature to keep others from seeing your mouse. On Windows, right click on the AirParrot icon in your system tray and select preferences. Toggle the “Show Mouse Cursor” option to turn the cursor on and off. On a Mac, click the AirParrot icon in your menubar and select Preferences. The show mouse cursor option can be found here. 
  4. Change Over / Under Scan - If your screen isn’t filling up your entire television, your may need to adjust the overscan setting. This setting allows you to zoom in or out on the video stream making it fill the tv screen. On a PC, this setting can be found by right clicking the AirParrot system tray icon and selecting preferences. This setting can be found on a Mac by clicking the AirParrot menubar icon and opening Preferences. 
  5. Mirror Apps - On a Mac, selecting an application from the “Specific App” list will mirror only the selected app to the Apple TV instead of the entire desktop. You will still be able to use your computer normally, but anyone viewing the mirrored content will only see the selected application. We hope to bring this feature to Windows in the future. 

For those of you who asked us for new features, we’re planning updates to include them. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months!

About Us

Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. Our excitement and passion lies in creating high-qualty, budget-friendly software that can be used to enhance the devices already found in today's home and work environments. Follow our blog for all the latest product releases, #TeamSquirrels news and industry insight!