January 13 , 2016

Win 25 Reflector 2 licenses for your school with our Twitter giveaway

We are giving away 25 Reflector 2 licenses to one lucky school with our first ever #WeWantReflector2 Twitter giveaway! The best part? We’re making it really, REALLY easy to enter.

All you have to do is Tweet a photo of your classroom and include the hashtag #WeWantReflector2 in the Tweet. We will randomly select a winner from the pool of entrants. Hurry, the giveaway ends on January 27.

Don’t have a Twitter account? No problem! Have a fellow educator or student Tweet a photo to enter the #WeWantReflector2 giveaway. We want everyone to have an opportunity to bring Reflector 2 to their school.

Reflector 2 is used in classrooms all around the world. We are honored to be a resource for the global edtech community, and we will continue working to enhance the student learning experience.

Tweet away, friends. Good luck!

#WeWantReflector2

WeWantReflector Twitter

OFFICIAL RULES: Giveaway is open to readers 18 years or older with U.S. or Canada, unless otherwise stated. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

To enter, Tweet a photo of your classroom and include the hashtag #WeWantReflector2 in the Tweet. One entry per person. Multiple entries do not increase the odds of winning. The use of any automated launching or entry software or any other mechanical or electronic means that permits the participant to automatically register and/or enter repeatedly is prohibited and all such entries will be disqualified.

Sweepstakes begins on January 13, 2016 at 9:00am EST and ends on January 27, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Entrants will be added to a spreadsheet. One winner will be selected via random number generator and notified by Twitter within 5 days after the entry deadline date. The winning entrant must respond within 5 days or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen.

The winner will receive a key for 25 copies of Reflector 2. The approximate value is $300. 

As a condition of entry into the Giveaway, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and Winner/Winners by accepting a prize grants to Squirrels LLC and respective affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, an unrestricted right and license to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use all information submitted as part of the entry, including use the Giveaway entrant’s name, city, state, biographical material, and any other material submitted as part of the entry in any form or media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world in perpetuity for marketing, advertising, and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the Winner/Winners.

November 10 , 2015

Reflector 2 for Android and Fire TV has Arrived

Android technology is all over the place. It’s on our phones, our tablets, our TVs, our washing machines and the list goes on. If you’ve ever dreamed of mirroring your iOS device to your app-enabled Android refrigerator or home theater system, we’ve got good news. Reflector 2 is now available for Android devices, and we've even made it available on Amazon Fire TV!

Get Reflector 2 for Fire Tv or Android today!

This update brings a number of fixes, improvements and additions to our existing Reflector for Android application. We spent a significant amount of time making technical improvements to the core of the application to improve overall stability and speed.

The updated core allows us to offer iOS 9 mirroring on Android. Passcodes and passwords are also supported. On most devices, we’re utilizing hardware decoders when mirroring, and we’ve also added support for Android-included APIs. These items combined create a snappy mirroring experience.

We made improvements to streaming, too. We’re using native Android media features when playing back streamed media. In most cases, this is also backed by hardware decoding. The end result is a quicker and much more enjoyable experience when streaming to your Android device.

Existing Reflector for Android customers will receive the update to Reflector 2 at no charge. Simply update Reflector for Android on your device to get the new version. Amazon Fire TV customers also get this update at no charge.

Check out Reflector 2 on the Google Play Store, or if you're using a Fire TV, check out Reflector 2 on Amazon.

October 22 , 2015

What is Screen Mirroring?

The complicated answer: “Screen mirroring” is a tech-industry term used to describe a form of wireless device-to-device communication software.

In layman’s terms: “Screen mirroring” is a way to make your smart phone, tablet and computer screens appear on other screens. Simple, right?wireless screen-mirroing

The screen-mirroring market is young, and unlike the smart phone or tablet industry, screen-mirroring technology lacks a universally accepted word or application that defines it.

We often find that people don’t know what to look for when they need a mirroring solution because it isn’t a mainstream concept. What do you call it when you want to see your iPhone or Galaxy appear on your Mac or PC? What term do you use when you want your computer screen to appear on your TV or other computers simultaneously?

Mirroring technology is used to accomplish a wide array of tasks across many markets. We develop industry-leading apps for these markets every day. In this blog post, we will define screen mirroring, its primary applications and compatible devices.

What is screen mirroring?
Screen mirroring is the act of wirelessly displaying computer, smart phone and tablet screens on external devices in order to view and share content in real time from one screen to another.

Wirelessly send a computer screen
Users can wirelessly send a computer screen (Mac and PC), specific desktop window or application to one or more Apple TVs, Chromecasts or Reflector 2-enabled computers simultaneously using the industry-leading AirParrot 2 software.

Wirelessly send a mobile device to a Mac or PC
Users may also wirelessly display one or more smart phone/tablet screens onto a Mac or PC using the industry-leading Reflector 2 software. Compatible devices include iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Chromebook, Surface Pro and Android devices.

This mirroring app wirelessly displays mobile device screens by receiving AirPlay and Google Cast connections from iOS and Android devices. It’s the only screen-mirroring technology in the world that’s compatible with Google Cast-enabled Android phones and tablets.

All of that information is great, but seeing is believing. Check out our screen-mirroring tutorial below!

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Who uses screen-mirroring technology?
Screen mirroring is common in education, gaming, entertainment, business and application-development environments.

Education
Educators use screen mirroring to command the classroom from their iPads and show student Chromebooks, Android devices and iOS devices wirelessly to the entire class. Mirroring enables student device screens to wirelessly display on the teacher’s projector-connected computer, allowing every other student in the classroom to see any individual mobile device from the comfort of their desks. Screen-mirroring apps are a must for any edtech program.

Gaming
Mobile gamers mirror gameplay from their smart phone and tablet screens to a computer. From there, they can record their screen and post the video later or share it to the world immediately with the new Reflector 2 YouTube live stream feature.

App Development
App developers mirror mobile devices to analyze and test application interfaces. This allows them to review apps on the big screen and record the experience.

Business
Business professionals often mirror from tablets to computer screens and computers to Apple TVs or Chromecasts to share presentations, collaborate and brainstorm in the conference room.

Do you have any screen-mirroring experience or unique applications? Leave us your feedback in the comment section below. To learn more, visit http://www.airsquirrels.com.

September 28 , 2015

Get Fitted with the Latest Reflector 2 iPhone Frames

The world gave us new Snapchat lenses, rectangular Instagram photos and a selfie mode for the iPhone 6s camera in recent weeks. Socialites and tech enthusiasts rejoiced at this front-page news, proving that even the most trivial perks can define a product.

Today we’re excited to announce a new visual perk of our own. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus frames have arrived with our latest free Reflector 2 update. Anyone who gets their hands on a new iPhone will be able to mirror the device to their computers with the appropriate frame I.D. We’ve also added rose gold frames to match Apple's newest iPhone color.

IPhone 6s Rose Gold Frame

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.

September 25 , 2015

Reflector 2.2.1 is Available

This update adds support for El Capitan and new iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and rose gold frames. In addition, 2.2.1 adds full screen and always-on-top options to the right click menu. Check out the release notes below for details.

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.

Mac 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • Webcams no longer ask for approval to connect when "Prompt for Approval" is enabled
  • Resolved an issue where the background color setting for a recording would not be remembered
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash on Macs without Bluetooth LE
  • Resolved a crash on waking the Mac and Reflector 2 was previously running
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

Windows 2.2.1 Update Notes:

  • iPhone 6s/6s Plus Support - Added support for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
  • Added Rose Gold frames for iPhone 6s and iPhones 6s Plus
  • Added full support for Windows 10
  • Added "Always On Top" and "Display Fullscreen" menu options to the device right-click menu
  • Added ability to sign out of a YouTube account in Preferences
  • Further improved iOS 9 mirroring and streaming support
  • Webcams now open in a smaller window by default
  • YouTube Live streams are now properly ended on YouTube when exiting the app while live streaming
  • Resolved a crash when opening the voiceover audio menu
  • Resolved a crash when switching displays connected
  • Resolved a crash when starting up or shutting down Google Cast in certain situations
  • Resolved an issue when using "on-screen code" security that would fail to authenticate the device
  • Resolved an issue when rotating that could cause the mirrored screen to shrink
  • Resolved an issue that caused a "force orientation" device to be sometimes improperly resized
  • Resolved an issue with device's with special characters not properly displaying
  • Resolved an issue where ending a live-stream would leave UI in "live streaming" state.
  • Resolved an issue where after streaming media on iOS 7 and iOS 8, the mirroring window would remain black
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, stability improvements and performance updates

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