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February 3 , 2015

Reflector for Mac 1.6.6 is Available

Reflector for Mac version 1.6.6 is now available. This update removes an AirPlay conflict error popup that prevented some users from using the application. The error is now silently written to the log.

Full release notes for version 1.6.6 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/mac/

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Reflector menu. The new version of Reflector can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/download/

January 28 , 2015

Squirrels School – Lesson #3: How to AirPlay with an iPad on iOS 8

Many iOS 8 users have been experiencing problems when attempting to AirPlay from their iPads. After opening the AirPlay menu and selecting a device to beam to, the “Mirroring” toggle is not always instantly displayed.  Sometimes, the destination device isn’t shown either.

If this is happening when attempting to AirPlay your iPad running iOS 8, we might have a solution.

  • Open the AirPlay menu.
  • Attempt to scroll down the AirPlay menu screen. While it may not look like look like the menu scrolls, it will reveal the “Mirroring” toggle or the device you would like to connect to. 

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Here is a short video showing the process more in depth!

January 26 , 2015

Thank you, #FETC

#Teamsquirrels had an amazing experience at FETC 2015. Not only did we get to escape the Ohio snowstorms and take refuge in the Orlando sun, we spent the week talking with educators, tech coordinators and administrators from schools across the country. 

We received an incredible response to our 2.0 updates of both AirParrot and Reflector (coming soon!), and we’re anxious to build on all of the knowledge and feedback we picked up throughout the week. Thank you to FETC and all who attended for making this conference a huge success!

Check out some pictures from the event.

January 19 , 2015

#TeamSquirrels takes on #FETC!

The Squirrels team will be in Orlando this week for #FETC15! Located in the Orange County Convention Center from January 20th to January 23rd, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) is one of the largest conferences dedicated to EdTech. As such, Squirrels is going big and taking FETC by storm!

Apps to go nuts for

We will be at booth 656 with demos of the new-and-improved AirParrot 2 as well as a sneak peek of Reflector 2 (coming soon!). We will be giving a discount to booth visitors as well!

SWAG and prizes

We’ve loaded up a ton of Squirrels SWAG to give away! On top of that, we have SWAG prize packs to give away to five lucky Tweeters. Stop by our booth to learn how to join #TeamSquirrels and win! (Hint… it involves a giant cardboard Squirrel).

Session speakers

There are multiple speakers that are generously spreading the Squirrels love in their sessions! Check them out:

Tuesday: 12pm-3pm: S330H

Nuts and Bolts: Implementing a 1:1 iPad Program 

Fredy Padovan - Executive Director for Advancement and Technology, Immaculata-La Salle High School 

@EDjuvinator

Thursday: 10am-11am: S220F

I’m All About that App, ‘Bout that App, and Extension 

David Chan - Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School 

@chanatown

Thursday: 4pm-5pm: S320E

Preparing Teachers for 1:1 Implementation 

Jeff Chicki, Technology Integration Coach, Rensselaer Central School Corporation

@jeffchicki

Thursday: 4:20pm-5pm: S320G

iPads in the ELA Classroom 

Eva Harvell - Technology Integration Specialist, Pascagoula School District 

@techie_teach

Friday: 8am-10am: S330D

Becoming a Model Digital Educator 

Jeff Chicki, Technology integration coach, Rensselaer Central School Corporation

@jeffchicki

Friday: 10am-11am: S310GH  

60 in 60: 60 instructional technologies in 60 minutes  

Michael Meechin, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Poinciana High School

@mikemeechin

Friday: 1pm-1:40pm: S310EF

Technologies for Schoolwide Impact 

Michael Meechin, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Poinciana High School 

@mikemeechin

Friday: 2pm-4pm: S210A

iPad Tips, Tricks and Apps Everyone Should Know 

Sandi Mahl - SE Regional Coordinator, PATINS Project

We’ll see you there!

January 14 , 2015

Squirrels School - Lesson #2: Mirror an iPad or iPhone to Fire TV

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Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick have a number of features, and both are a great, inexpensive addition to any home theater. The devices include some mirroring via Miracast, but other devices are natively left out.

Enter: Reflector.

Mirroring your iPhone or iPad to a Fire TV is easy! Installing Reflector on a Fire TV or Fire TV stick allows you to mirror an iPad, iPod or iPhone to the device.

To get Reflector for Fire TV, head over to Fire TV search and search for Reflector. (We would give you a link, but the Fire TV doesn’t support linking to apps!) Purchase, download and install Reflector.

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To run Reflector, simply open the application like you would anything else. You’ll be prompted with the Reflector splash screen where you can change the AirPlay name and set or change a password.

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You can close this screen and Reflector will continue to run. This allows you to mirror and stream to your Fire TV at any time!

To mirror, simply open your AirPlay list, select the Fire TV and toggle the mirror switch! Need help turning on mirroring? We have you covered.

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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!