September 10 , 2015

Your Screen-Mirroring App won’t work with iOS 9 (unless you have Reflector 2)

It’s true. Every wireless screen-mirroring app on the market won’t work with Apple’s new iOS 9 platform. Don’t go slamming that panic button like an old-school alarm clock just yet. We’re here to tell you that we have a solution.

We’ve known since the earliest iOS 9 beta version that Reflector 2 in its current form, as well as every other wireless screen-mirroring solution, would not be compatible with iOS 9. Were we surprised? Not at all. Like any good company, Apple is always evolving and advancing its technology. It was time for us to evolve, too. We often tout ourselves as the creators of the first and best screen-mirroring technology on the market. How could we continue to claim to be the best if we couldn’t make Reflector 2 work with Apple's latest operating system?

Here we are on September 10, 2015 -- the day after Apple’s big event. Problem solved. Solution in hand. We won’t bore you with all of the technical details. Just know that you can rest easy and mirror your iPads, iPhones and iPods as you always have.

iOS 9 update

The official free Reflector 2 iOS 9 update will be released later this month. In the meantime, you can download a beta version of our software update if you just can’t wait!

June 19 , 2014

Squirrels LLC Takes Hit From Slingshot by Facebook

People Worldwide Confuse a New Facebook Offering With Squirrels Slingshot™ Application

NORTH CANTON, OH–(Marketwired - June 18, 2014) - Squirrels LLC prides itself on providing software applications that “people go nuts for.” A popular Squirrels product, Slingshot™, is an application that allows mobile device users to meet face-to-face using webcams and microphones. Squirrels has been promoting Slingshot™ since April 2013 and applied to register this trademark with the U.S. Trademark Office.

On June 17, 2014, Facebook introduced a video-sharing application designed to compete with the popular Snapchat program. Unfortunately, Facebook is calling the new application “Slingshot.” The Facebook product performs some of the same functions as the Squirrels Slingshot™ application.

People now think that the Squirrels product is distributed by Facebook. The Squirrels Slingshot™ mark and logo have been posted on blogs and discussions of the new Facebook product. There is a clear confusion of the two.

“People from all over the world have been sending us messages thinking that we are the source of the new Facebook offering,” Squirrels cofounder Andrew Gould said.

“Often they have questions or criticisms concerning the Facebook app,” he continued. “Unfortunately, these inquiries just keep coming.”

Squirrels LLC wants everyone to know that it is not associated with Facebook and has nothing to do with the Facebook app, Slingshot.

“We know Facebook is a large player in the tech industry,” Gould said. “We are hoping that their use of our trademark doesn’t harm the reputation of our company or Slingshot™.”

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Squirrels LLC is a privately held software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. Squirrels specializes in products for wireless audio and video transmission between hand-held devices and computers. More information about Squirrels and Squirrels products can be found at http://airsquirrels.com.

This release can also be found on Marketwire.

June 18 , 2014

AirParrot for Windows 1.2.1 is Available

Version 1.2.1 fixes a bug that caused some mirrored content to appear upside down.

Release notes for version 1.2.1 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/?os=Windows

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

March 7 , 2014

Reflector for Mac 1.6.3

Reflector for Mac version 1.6.3 is now available. This version improves Reflector and AirPlay stability. The trial period has also been improved. Previously, the trial was limited to one ten-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Version 1.6.3 changes this period to seven days and adds a watermark.

We’ve also added a splash screen to help new users register and begin using Reflector:

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Version 1.6.3 changes include:

  • Reflector now has a fully-functional, seven day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a new first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Supported iOS devices mirror at 1080p when “Optimize For” is set to Hi-Res
  • Reflector now encrypts the AirPlay password in the configuration file
  • Improved audio performace during AirPlay mirroring and audio/video streaming
  • Resolved an issue that prevented pasting a license key in the registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused mirroring connections to drop when AirPlaying a video
  • Resolved a crash when three or more iPads are mirroring simultaneously
  • Numerous stability improvements for Core Duo processor Macs running 10.6
  • Help > Reflector Help now links to the Squirrels Support website

Release notes for version 1.6.3 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/reflector/release-notes/?os=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/

February 28 , 2014

AirParrot for Mac 1.5.4

AirParrot for Mac version 1.5.4 is now available. This version makes significant changes to our trial period. Previously, the trial was limited to one 20-minute mirroring session every ten minutes. Version 1.5.4 changes this period to seven days and adds a small watermark to the bottom corner of the screen.

We’ve also added a splash screen to help new users register and begin using AirParrot. 

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Version 1.5.4 changes include:

  • AirParrot now has a fully-functional seven-day trial (with subtle watermark)
  • Added a first-launch splash screen and registration window
  • Resolved an issue that caused the mouse cursor to appear tiny or disappear entirely when mirroring

Release notes for version 1.5.4 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/

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Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. Our excitement and passion lies in creating high-qualty, budget-friendly software that can be used to enhance the devices already found in today's home and work environments. Follow our blog for all the latest product releases, #TeamSquirrels news and industry insight!