August 8, 2016

Reflector 2.5.2 for Mac and Windows Adds iOS 10 Support

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The latest Reflector 2 update adds support for iOS 10 and fixes a few minor bugs.

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.

Check out the complete release notes below.

Reflector 2.5.2 update notes for Mac:

  • Added initial iOS 10 Support
  • Resolved a potential crash when using the "launch at login" preference
  • Resolved a potential crash that could occur when a large number of Reflector Student instances connected
  • Improved reliability when using Cast connections from Ditto
  • Resolved an issue Casting from Chrome “Canary” dev branch

Reflector 2.5.2 update notes for Windows:

  • Added initial iOS 10 Support
  • Resolved a potential crash that could occur when a large number of Reflector Student instances connected
  • Improved discoverability from iOS and Chrome OS devices
  • Resolved an issue Casting from Chrome “Canary” dev branch
August 1, 2016

AirParrot 2.5.2 for Mac and Windows is now Available

AirParrot 2.5.2 for Mac and Windows is now available. The update improves the mirroring experience on both Mac and Windows.

Mac 2.5.2 Release Notes:
 - Improved the rate at which content updates when mirroring mostly static content

Windows 2.5.2 Release Notes:
- Improved mDNS discovery and reliability on very large networks with hundreds of devices
- Added better support for multiple monitor setups on Windows 8.1 and above
- Added improved support for alternate DPIs on Windows 8.1 and above

You can update AirParrot 2 by selecting “Check for Updates” from the AirParrot 2 preferences menu. Additionally, you can download the new version from the AirParrot 2 download page.

July 20, 2016

Meet The Conference Screen-Sharing Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

Do you remember the last conference presentation you attended that didn’t include a visual aid? Neither do we!

Conference CenterEvery good speaker has a captivating stage presence and a thoughtful visual aid to accompany their words. Whether it’s PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi or something else, the presenter almost always needs to share what’s on their laptop with the audience.

This presents a problem for the average convention center or conference room. Is the presenter using a Mac or PC? Does the room have compatible connectors and cables to display the presenter’s screen? How about wireless capabilities? Does the room have an Apple TV or a Chromecast?

With the Ditto screen-sharing service, presenters don't have to worry about any of that. Ditto makes screen sharing in conference rooms and meeting spaces simple and consistent.

What’s Ditto?
Ditto is a cloud-based service that brings unlimited and completely wireless screen-sharing capabilities to any room containing an Apple TV or Chromecast. It can be explained in two steps.

  1. Sign Up
    When you sign up for Ditto, the Apple TV or Chromecast in each room you are registering receives a unique connection code. How? Using our simple Ditto Configuration Tool. Trust us – you don’t have to be a tech genius to do this. We made the configuration tool to be used by the common professional. This configuration process is repeated for each room containing an Apple TV/Chromecast that needs registered.
  1. Begin sharing your Mac/PC screen
    After registering a room, sharing a Mac or PC screen to the Apple TV/Chromecast-connected display is easy. Anyone who needs to share their screen can simply visit connect.goditto.com and enter the unique room code. Since each code is tied to a specific Apple TV/Chromecast, it automatically knows which screen a user is trying to share their computer screen to.
    Ditto Connect Page July 2016After pressing “Launch,” Ditto will quickly save a one-time download to the user’s computer. Ditto will then give the user an option to either share their entire computer display or just a specific application (such as PowerPoint, an Internet browser, a photo app, etc.) to the big screen. When the user is done sharing their screen, they close the Ditto application and the one-time download is wiped from their computer.

Ditto is completely wireless. Presenters no longer have to fuss with those tangled, incompatible and confusing connection wires or cords often required to share content to the big screen. They also don’t need special software on their computer to connect wirelessly. That ability is built into the Ditto screen-sharing service.

Speaking of sharing content to the big screen, anyone can do it! A yearly subscription to Ditto is priced per room, not per user. Presenters, guests, employees – anyone – can immediately share their computer screen simply by entering the room code at connect.goditto.com because Ditto is completely unlimited.

Cross-platform connections
You may have realized this by now, but presenters are not bound by their computer brand in Ditto-powered rooms. Presenters using Macs can wirelessly share their screen to Apple TV OR Chromecast. Presenters using PCs can wirelessly share their screen to Chromecast OR Apple TV.

Presenters with iOS/Android phone and tablets
So what if speakers want to present from their iOS or Android device in a room that has the Ditto screen-sharing service? If Ditto is registered in a room with an Apple TV, then speakers can still present from iOS devices natively using AirPlay. If Ditto is registered in a room with a Chromecast, then speakers can present from Android devices and Chromebooks natively using Google Cast.

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The only perceived limitation is iOS devices in rooms with a Chromecast and Android devices in rooms with an Apple TV. This issue is resolved if the conference room or speaking hall has our Reflector AirPlay/Cast receiving software ($14.99) installed on an in-room computer. Reflector allows presenters to wirelessly display their Android, iOS and Chromebook screens onto a Mac or PC. If the Reflector-enabled computer is connected to an external display, the speaker can present from his or her mobile device.

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Questions? We’re happy to answer all of them! Leave us a comment in the comment section below or contact our sales team.

Or, to bring the Ditto screen-sharing service to your conference hall today, visit www.goditto.com.

July 18, 2016

Ditto Screen-Sharing Service Adds Audio Support

The Ditto screen-sharing service now includes audio support in addition to its screen-sharing capabilities. Many users have been requesting this feature since the Ditto launch in early June. The addition of audio is rolling out for existing users over the next few hours.

Ditto for Windows Audio: No action needed. The next time you open Ditto, you'll be able to mirror audio along with video.

Ditto for Mac Audio: Requires the AirParrot 2 audio driver to be pre-installed on your Mac. If your Mac already has our AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring software, you don't need to do anything.

If your Mac does not have AirParrot 2, download the AirParrot 2 trial and open the application. You should be prompted to install the drivers. If you are not prompted, open the AirParrot 2 preferences, click the General tab and click “Install missing drivers” button. That will install the required audio drivers on your Mac to enable Ditto audio. The needed audio drivers will remain after the AirParrot 2 trial is over.

Enjoy the update! As always, let us know if you have any questions in the comments below or email support@goditto.com.

June 2, 2016

Reflector 2.5.1 for Mac and Windows Is Now Available

Reflector 2.5.1 for Mac and Windows is now available. The update brings better compatibility with our latest product, Ditto.

What is Ditto?

Ditto is a simple yet powerful screen-mirroring service for any meeting space or conference room. It’s designed to be as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. Ditto is a cloud-based screen-sharing service that allows an unlimited number of employees and visitors to securely share any computer screen to Apple TV or Chromecast without installing new software or plugging in cables.

No cords or wires. No tedious license management. No software installations. Ditto makes screen sharing easy. Really easy. Try it today!

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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!