June 25 , 2015

Squirrels Debuts Reflector Director

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce our latest development in screen-mirroring technology. Reflector Director, a companion app to Reflector 2, is a brand new, first-of-its-kind technology that allows Mac and PC users to remotely control their displays.

Picture this: With Reflector, you’re using an iPad or iPhone to command a presentation in the boardroom, deliver a lesson plan in the classroom or show vacation photos in the family living room. Your audience is captivated watching the big screen as you dictate what they see directly from your mobile device.

This display of technical know-how and Reflector screen mirroring technology is impressive. That is, until it’s time to mirror a different mobile device simultaneously.

Your time-crunched coworkers, eager students or impatient relatives grow increasingly distracted as you hurry back to your computer to manage the screen while another peer, student or family member connects their mobile device as well. Momentum halted. Audience lost. Game over.

We created Reflector Director to fix that awkward transition because nobody likes awkward moments. We cringe just thinking about it.

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Reflector Director helps you keep an engaged audience…engaged. You can preview and manage mirrored devices directly from your own mobile device with Reflector Director.  It allows you to immediately show the classroom what a specific student is working on or the rest of the boardroom that interesting graphic your coworker has on his tablet from the iPad or iPhone you’re holding in your hand. All without missing a beat.

A good presentation thrives on preparation, confidence and audience engagement.    Reflector Director makes audience participation and collaborative learning via mobile devices seamless. Device management has never been easier, and your audience has quite literally never been more connected.

Reflector Director features include the ability to:

  • Show and hide devices without disconnecting/reconnecting
  • Highlight one device to spotlight important content
  • Eliminate distractions with full screen mode
  • Change frames for optimum screen compatibility
  • Observe screen previews of each connected device before displaying to a larger screen

Reflector Director is a tool with the ability to change the way people learn and collaborate. Its value in education, business and home entertainment makes it a breakthrough in screen mirroring technology.

Check out Reflector Director for yourself. We hope you love it as much as we do. Visit www.reflectordirector.com for more information!

May 28 , 2015

Reflector 2.0.3 for Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update resolves an issue with AirPlay auto discovery.

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.

Windows 2.0.3 update notes:

  • Resolved an issue that could cause AirPlay discovery to fail with certain MAC addresses
May 14 , 2015

Reflector 2.0.2 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update improves use with certain Cast devices and resolves bugs on both Windows and Mac.

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 2.0.2 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast performance with various Android devices (including Samsung Galaxy devices)
  • Reflector 2 will now prevent a Mac from going to sleep while a device is mirroring
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voice-over at the end of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the Stop button to disappear while AirPlay streaming and recording
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Preferences labels to become truncated on 10.9 and lower

Windows 2.0.2 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast performance with various Android 4.4 and 5.0 devices (including Samsung Galaxy devices)
  • Reflector 2 will now prevent Windows from going to sleep while a device is mirroring
  • Reflector 2 now saves recordings to the Desktop for easy access
  • Resolved an issue that caused extra padding on some Android device frames
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the save prompt to fail to appear when finishing a recording
  • Resolved an issue that caused devices to resize larger on rotation when scaling was set to Default Size
  • Resolved an issue that caused some Cast devices to appear larger than AirPlay devices
  • Resolved an issue that caused sizing issues when swiping between videos on an iOS device while AirPlay streaming
  • Resolved an issue that could cause the trial watermark to appear skewed when streaming videos
April 28 , 2015

Reflector 2.0.1 for Mac and Windows is Available

An update to Reclector 2 is available! This update significantly improves stability and resolves bugs on both Windows and Mac.

Mac 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved a crash when toggling voiceover near the end of a recording
  • Resolved a hang when closing Preferences on some Macs
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would only show “No Frame” for a device that had previously set a frame
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director
  • Resolved an issue with using the “Register” button in Reflector 2 license emails

Windows 2.0.1 update notes:

  • Improved Google Cast discovery on older Android devices
  • Reflector 2 devices now appear in the Devices tab of the Chromecast app
  • Resolved an issue where a Cast device would connect and mirror only a single image before freezing (primarily on Samsung devices)
  • Resolved a crash when saving some recordings
  • Resolved an issue that caused a long period of black space at the beginning of a recording
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device audio to become garbled in recordings
  • Resolved an issue with mirrored devices not appearing on Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Resolved an issue that caused the Reflector 2 menu to appear off screen
  • Resolved an issue that could cause Cast devices to only show “No Frame” in the frame selection list
  • Resolved an issue with the client name bar loading beyond the bounds of the window
  • Resolved an issue with excess padding when a Cast device stream is displayed in a frame
  • Resolved an issue that could cause device frames to appear corrupted in recordings
  • Resolved an issue where device frames would not appear in some recordings
  • Resolved an issue where Reflector 2 would not trim backspace when sending Cast previews to Reflector Director

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. 

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/

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