January 19 , 2017

Recorded With Reflector: Bubble Witch Saga 3

Our “Recorded with Reflector” video of the week is Bubble Witch 3 Saga, a new bubble-shooting puzzle game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga. Take on this magical mobile game alone or play with friends to see who can get the highest score. You can download Bubble Witch for free in the App Store or in the Google Play Store.

Note: Bubble Witch 3 Saga is completely free to play but some optional in-game items will require payment. You can turn off the payment feature by disabling in-app purchases in your device settings.

How to record with Reflector 2:

  1. Wirelessly connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC.

Pro tip: You can also mirror and record Android gameplay by connecting to Reflector using the built-in Google Home Cast technology on your Android device.  

  1. There are two ways to record your mobile device once it’s wirelessly mirrored to the Reflector software on your computer. You may click the “Record” button on the top left of the mirrored device (shown below). Alternatively, you can begin recording from within the Reflector menu (the little orange icon at the top of the image below).

Record iPhone Zoom

  1. Once you are done recording your iOS device, press the “Stop” button. Then select where to save the MP4 file on your Mac or PC.

Learn more about the Reflector 2 screen-mirroring app.

November 17 , 2016

Reflector 2.6 is Now Available for Mac and Windows

Reflector 2.6 is now available for Mac and Windows. This release brings major performance and stability upgrades to mirroring and streaming with AirPlay and Cast technology.

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.

Reflector 2.6 release notes: 

Mac:
  • Reduced the amount of memory used when screen mirroring and recording
  • Improved reliability and performance of YouTube live video streaming
  • Improved reliability and stability of iOS 10 connections
  • Reduced CPU utilization when using Reflector Student
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements
Windows
  • Reduced the amount of memory used when screen mirroring and recording
  • Added legacy renderer setting for users that experience a black screen when mirroring
  • Improved reliability and performance of YouTube live video streaming
  • Improved reliability and stability of iOS 10 connections
  • Reduced CPU utilization when using Reflector Student
  • Numerous bug fixes and performance improvements

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November 7 , 2016

Reflector 2 Classroom Checklist

ChecklistAs education enters a new age of mobility, classrooms are starting to resemble modern-day coffee shops. Teachers aren’t limited to standing up at the front of the room doing most of the talking. Students can collaborate through technology and take charge of their own personalized learning no matter where they are seated in the classroom. Classrooms are transitioning to more of a comfortable and collaborative learning environment.

Today’s classroom arrangement bears little resemblance to the classroom we experienced as kids. Chalkboards are now interactive whiteboards, students are turning in their textbooks and notebooks for iPads and ordinary pencils are being tossed aside for stylus pens. Who would have pictured a classroom like this 10 years ago?

We pose the question: with all of these devices and technology competing for attention in the classroom, is it possible for students to actually be collaborative with one another? How about with teachers?

The answer is yes. The Reflector 2 screen-mirroring software allows students to take a hands-on approach to their education and facilitates collaboration while they apply key concepts in the classroom. Students can share their work side-by-side, present group projects and have competitions when working with apps such as Kahoot or Quizlet. Teachers can even be collaborative with their students by showing instructions next to student results.

So, what do you need to make this collaborative, mobile classroom a reality? Here’s your Reflector 2 classroom checklist:

  1. Mac or Windows computer to run the Reflector 2 software
  2. iOS, Android, Chromebook or Surface Pro* devices that students can share content from
  3. Projector or interactive whiteboard if you want to display student content to the whole class
  4. Reflector Director (optional) for teachers to access the Reflector 2 controls from their iPad or iPhone instead of from their computer
  5. Reflector Student (optional) to show students the same Reflector 2 display on their iOS device that the teacher sees on the computer, as well as provide connectivity alternatives for schools with restrictive networks

Pro tip: You can wirelessly connect as many mobile devices to Reflector 2 as your school network allows (sweet spot is usually between four to five devices).

That’s it! Pretty simple, right?

If you would like to learn more about Reflector 2, you can watch our “How To” videos, including How to Connect to Reflector 2 and How to Record Mirrored Devices on our YouTube channel. Or, you can visit our website to learn more about Reflector in the classroom.

*Microsoft Surface Pros require our sister app, AirParrot 2, to wirelessly connect to the teacher’s computer because Surface Pros do not come equipped with a native screen-sharing functionality such as Apple’s AirPlay or the Chromebook/Android Cast technology. 

September 22 , 2016

How to Record iOS 10 iPads and iPhones

Recording the screen of any iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 is simple with the Reflector screen-sharing software.

Once you wirelessly connect your iOS 10 device to your Mac or PC, simply press the “Record” button on the iOS 10 device on your computer (shown below). Alternatively, you can begin recording an iPhone or iPad from the Reflector menu (also shown below).

Record iPhone Zoom

Stop Menu Zoom

Once you are done recording your iOS device, simply press the “Stop” button. Then select where to save the mp4 file on your Mac or PC.

Reflector provides voiceover support so you can include your voice with a device recording. This feature is often used in tutorials, presentations, lesson plans and mobile app reviews. In addition, you can enable your Facetime HD Webcam from the Reflector menu to include a video of yourself with the mobile device recording.

Pro tip: You can connect and record multiple iOS devices at the same time. This is ideal for educators and mobile gamers who may need to display and record multiple devices simultaneously.

September 16 , 2016

Grab iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Frames for Reflector 2

As new iPhones roll out across the globe today, you might be wondering, “Will I be able to record my new Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus screen with a frame using Reflector 2?”

The answer is yes. Yes, you will.

Keeping with tradition, we’re excited to add iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus frames to Reflector 2 just as happy techies and phone addicts are receiving them.

iPhone 7 Frames in Reflector 2

This update is available now for current Reflector 2 users. Simply select “Check for Updates” from the Reflector 2 preferences menu or download the new version from the Reflector 2 download page.

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