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April 15, 2015

Introducing Reflector 2!

Reflector 2 is the result of years of experience with screen mirroring and sharing. It’s a completely rethought and redesigned application containing a number of game-changing features. With this launch, we’re excited to announce Reflector 2 as the world’s first Google Cast mirroring receiver for Mac and Windows that doesn’t limit device connections or require a subscription .  

What’s new in Reflector 2?

We listened to your feedback and built Reflector 2 around your needs. Check out some new features included in the upgrade. 

  • Android Device Support
    • Mirror Android phones and tablets to Reflector 2 using Google Cast. Everything previously only possible with iPads and iPhones can now be done with Google Cast-enabled Android devices. 
  • Chromebook Support
    • Mirror Chromebooks to Reflector using the Google Cast extension in the Chrome browser.
  • Smart Layouts
    • When multiple devices are connected, Reflector will automatically adjust the device screens for a clean look. Easily emphasize a specific device or enable full-screen mode. Take the guesswork out of organizing devices, and spend more time concentrating on what’s important.
  • Recording Improvements
    • Record any connected device screen – Google Cast or AirPlay. Add voice over audio while recording the screen to create tutorials and learning materials instantly, and even include multiple devices in one recording.  Coming soon, include webcam video and stream directly to YouTube in real time!
  • Device Management
    • A new device menu makes managing connected devices easy. Change device preferences or alter display settings all from one convenient area. The UI has been completely overhauled to give you an easier way to manage Reflector.
  • Reflector Director
    • The Reflector Director iOS companion app is the easiest way to manage devices connected to Reflector. Use the application on an iPad or iPhone to decide which screens are displayed and how they appear. Remotely show, hide and disconnect devices, and change display settings from anywhere in the room.

Much more….

Reflector 2 is the biggest update Reflector has ever seen. Check out all the new and improved features here.

Want Reflector 2 now?

Reflector 2 is a paid upgrade. Current users should check their email for a discount. New users can purchase Reflector 2 from the Squirrels store. Hurry, introductory discounts end soon!

March 26, 2015

Thank you MACUL!

Last week, the Squirrels girls headed to Detroit to exhibit at the 2015 MACUL conference. Enthusiastic attendees were eager to learn about an upcoming Reflector 2 release and everything Squirrels has to offer.

Full of deep conversations and sessions, the annual MACUL conference is the event of the year for Michigan educators. Check out the MACUL15 hashtag on Twitter for a great recap of the event. 

Also, a big congratulations goes out to our $500 Best Buy gift card winner: Violetta Kuzniar from Taylor International Academy!

Thank you #MACUL15 and every one who attended. Here are some pictures from the event!

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March 19, 2015

Squirrels School Lesson #5: Extend Desktop to Apple TV or Chromecast

Cluttered desktops are overwhelming and frustrating.When one screen isn’t enough, add AirParrot to create additional workspace. Increase your productivity and use multiple programs simultaneously by wirelessly extending your desktop from your Mac or PC! Here’s how:


How to Extend Your Desktop

You’ll need a copy of AirParrot installed and running. AirParrot is free to try for 7 days, and is a budget friendly purchase.

1. Open the AirParrot menu. Select “Extend Desktop” as your method of screen sharing. Then, choose your destination.

2. Your desktop should then show up on your television or monitor connected to your receiver.

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3. Drag your applications to either screen as you please!

4. You can extend your desktop to Apple TV, Chromecast or Reflector, separately or at the same time. (Apple TV on the left, Chromecast on the right).

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March 16, 2015

WIN BIG with #TeamSquirrels at MACUL 2015!

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The Squirrels team will be traveling to Michigan to exhibitat the MACUL Conference from March19-20th! The Michigan Association of Computer Users in LearningConference will be held at the Cobo Center in Detroit and will feature the latest and greatest in educational technology innovations. Check out their online program for the conference schedule, highlights and more information!

WIN BIG AT BOOTH 338!

At #MACUL 2015, not only are we giving a sneak peek of Reflector 2, we are also giving away a $500 gift card to Best Buy!

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Here’s how to enter:

  • Visit us at Booth 338 and learn about our affordable #edtech solutions.
  • Take a button!
  • Wear the button throughout the conference on Thursday and Friday. We will be walking around scanning everyone we see wearing the button and randomly choose the winner from this list!

Register now or follow @MACUL and #MACUL15 on Twitter to stay connected throughout the event!

March 12, 2015

Friday is Digital Learning Day!

March 13 marks the 4th annual Digital Learning Day. This celebration of EdTech highlights how the use of technology has evolved and strengthened learning across all age groups.

#DLDay is a time for educators across the country to share their innovations and ensure that every student has some degree of access to digital learning opportunities. Visit the Digital Learning Day site to learn more about how to get involved and the resources available:

  • Online Resources – Get inspired and incorporate #DLDay into your lessons on March 13th.
  • @OfficialDLDay – Follow Digital Learning Day to stay up-to-date as Twitter chats and celebrations unfold.
  • Digital Learning Day Live! – Watch the broadcast from 1:00-2:15pm EST as they highlight some of the nation’s most noteworthy digital learning initiatives.
  • Local celebrations – Find and attend a DLDay event in your area, or add your own to the map.

About Us

Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. We create high-quality, budget-friendly screen mirroring and device management software that’s compatible with today’s most popular devices. To date, our software can be found in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, businesses and homes. Follow our blog for all the latest product updates, Squirrels news and technology insight!