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April 28, 2015

An Update to AirParrot 1 is Available

A performance update for AirParrot 1 is available. The update applies to both Windows and Mac. 

AirParrot for Mac 1.6.1 and AirParrot for Windows 1.3.1:

  • Resolves an audio issue when mirroring to an Apple TV on software version 7.2

You can update AirParrot by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot preferences menu. 

This update does not apply to AirParrot 2.

April 28, 2015

Reflector 2.0.1 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update significantly improves stability and resolves bugs on both Windows and Mac.

Mac 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voiceover near the end of a recording
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would only show “No Frame” for a device that had previously set a frame
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director
  • Resolved an issue with using the “Register” button in Reflector 2 license emails

Windows 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue with mirrored devices not appearing on Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Reflector 2 menu to appear off screen
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue with the client name bar loading beyond the bounds of the window
  • Resolved an issue with excess padding when a Cast device stream is displayed in a frame
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director

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. 

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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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!