November 14, 2013

Wirelessly streaming a Surface Pro to a computer or projector

AirPlay Mirroring isn’t limited to iPads and iPhones. Displaying a Microsoft Surface Pro or Pro 2 tablet on a larger screen wirelessly is easy. After installing AirParrot on your Surface Pro, you will be able to AirPlay Mirror to any Apple TV 2 or 3 or any computer running Reflector

AirParrot on a Surface Pro works exactly like it does on a desktop PC, except you’re not tethered by wires or bulky laptops. 

After you launch AirParrot, the AirParrot icon will be present in your toolbar. 

Right click on this icon and you will be presented with any available AirPlay receivers on your network. 

Select a receiver from the list and your tablet screen will appear at the destination.

That’s it. No wires, and no unnecessary adapters or dongles. If your destination is connected to a projector, an entire group can see your tablet without looking over your shoulder!

Please note that any tablets running Windows RT, such as the Windows Surface RT, can not run AirParrot. 

Mirroring your tablet but only see a portion of your screen? We can help! 

November 7, 2013

Reflector for Windows 1.3.3 is available

This update corrects an issue using Reflector on a computer with multiple displays. 

Release notes for version 1.3.3 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=Windows

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/

November 6, 2013

AirParrot for Mac 1.5.3

AirParrot for Mac version 1.5.3 is now available. 

Changes include:

  • Disables the “mirror displays” option in OS X while using Extend Desktop to prevent frozen Apple TV images
  • “Hide Notification Center” preference now only appears for users on OS X 10.8 and later
  • Resolved an issue that could cause an “Encoder Unavailable” error with latest Apple TV OS update

Release notes for version 1.5.3 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/?os=Mac

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

November 5, 2013

Reflector for Windows 1.3.2 is available

This update corrects an issue that may cause image quality to be subpar.

Version 1.3.2 also: 

  • Resolves an issue with resolution scaling of large feeds from AirParrot or OS X built-in mirroring
  • Various full screen presentation and performance improvements
  • Resolves a crash when right-clicking while mirroring to Reflector from AirParrot or OS X built-in mirroring

Release notes for version 1.3.2 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=Windows

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/

November 5, 2013

Record your iPad or iPhone with Reflector

UPDATE (3/21/14):

Windows version 1.3.4 adds recording support for Windows 8. Please be sure you’ve updated to the latest version of Reflector. 

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One of the many built-in features of Reflector is iOS recording. Without any extra hardware or software, Reflector can easily record your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch screen. 

Recording makes reviewing and demoing iOS apps easy. Instead of physically recording a device with a camera, Reflector records the screen directly. There’s no need to plug the device into a hardware recorder either. Just connect to Reflector as you would any other AirPlay receiver and press record! Any audio coming from the device will also be saved. If you would like to add your voice or sound effects, you’ll need to add that in post production with video editing software.

Recording is currently available on OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9. It’s also available on Windows 7. Any device that can connect to an AirPlay Mirroring receiver can be recorded with Reflector. 

Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with a Mac

To start recording on a Mac, connect your device and press CMD+R. Alternatively, you can select “Start Recording” from the device menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, select “Stop Recording” from the device menu, or press CMD+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file and if you want to include device frames in the recording. 

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Recording your iPhone, iPod or iPad with Windows

Recording your device with Reflector for Windows is currently only available on Windows 7. 

To start recording on Windows, connect your device and press ALT+R. Alternatively, you can right click on the mirror stream and select “Start Recording” from the menu. 

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While you’re recording, you’ll see a timer indicating the length of your current recording. 

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To stop a recording, right click and select “Stop Recording” from the menu, or press ALT+R on your keyboard. 

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When you’ve stopped the recording, you’ll be asked where you would like to save the recording file. Saving frames with a Windows recording isn’t currently offered.

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Reflector makes creating tutorials and walk-through videos easy. Any device that supports iOS mirroring can be recorded. Questions about recording? Our support portal might help!

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