November 25, 2014

AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows 2.0.2 is Available

A new version of AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows is now available. This version includes improvements to media streaming along with critical bug fixes. Each platform received a number of updates. Check out what we’ve changed below.

Windows:

  • Greatly improved media streaming performance and reliability
  • Added “time remaining” click toggle to timestamp counter for media streaming
  • Added audio error state when mirroring is connected but audio fails to connect
  • Media streaming scrubber updates the current timestamp in realtime
  • Improved Chromecast mirroring and media streaming stability and performance
  • Improved error state icons for low-resolution screens
  • Improved error messaging to be clearer and less generic in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Apple TV would maintain connection after media streaming finishes
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring audio to first generation AirPort Express
  • Resolved an issue where the device list would occasionally fall out of alphabetical order
  • Resolved an issue in command line install where license keys were not being applied
  • Resolved an issue with Mac license keys appearing valid on Windows (but not allow registering)
  • Resolved a crash when rapidly clicking a receiver while it attempts to connect
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Mac:

  • Drastic reduction in CPU utilization when mirroring
  • Greatly improved media streaming performance and reliability
  • Added “time remaining” click toggle to timestamp counter for media streaming
  • Added audio error state when mirroring is connected but audio fails to connect
  • Media streaming scrubber updates the current timestamp in realtime
  • Improved Chromecast mirroring and media streaming stability and performance
  • Improved error state icons for low-resolution screens
  • Improved error messaging to be clearer and less generic in some situations
  • Resolved an issue where Apple TV would maintain connection after media streaming finishes
  • Resolved an issue with mirroring audio to first generation AirPort Express
  • Resolved an issue with global license keys not applying for bulk deployments
  • Resolved an issue with Windows license keys appearing valid on Mac (but not allow registering)
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Release notes for version 2.0.2 can be found here: http://airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the AirParrot preferences menu. The new version of AirParrot 2 can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download/

November 23, 2014

AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows 2.0.1 is Available

A new version of AirParrot 2 for Mac and Windows is now available. This version contains many improvements to stability and performance. Each platform received a number of bug fixes. Check out what we’ve changed below.

Windows:

  • AirParrot 2 now prevents the screen saver from starting while mirroring and streaming
  • AirParrot 2 now displays application icons in the “Application” mirroring menu
  • Improved mDNS and device discovery performance
  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting from a media stream
  • Resolved an issue that caused Play/Pause to not be properly set during Media Streaming
  • Resolved an issue that caused mute on “Audio only” to not mute audio to a receiver
  • Resolved an issue that caused the connection menu to not properly size after launch if the task bar icon is quickly clicked.
  • Resolved an issue that causes audio only mirroring to not un-mute if muted
  • Added advanced logging preference for debugging advanced issues
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Mac:

  • Resolved a crash when disconnecting from a media stream
  • Resolved an issue that causes audio only mirroring to not un-mute if muted
  • Resolved an issue that truncated the edge of 720p mirroring on 10.7 and 10.8
  • Improved mDNS and device discovery performance
  • AirParrot 2 now only prompts to install drivers when required, instead of on launch
  • Added advanced logging preference for debugging advanced issues
  • Miscellaneous performance and stability improvements

Release notes for version 2.0.1 can be found here: http://airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/

You can download this update by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the AirParrot preferences menu. The new version of AirParrot 2 can also be downloaded from here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/download/

November 6, 2014

AirParrot for Chrome OS 1.0.3 is Available

An update to AirParrot for Chrome OS is available. This update drastically improves performance and should reduce lag latency—even on older Chromebooks. 

AirParrot should automatically update. If you don’t see the new version, reboot your device. The update should be silently installed when you log in. 

Release notes for version 1.0.3 can be found on the AirParrot Chrome Web Store listing here.

October 6, 2014

AirParrot for Windows 1.3 is Available

An update to AirParrot for Windows is available. This version corrects audio issues when connecting to an Apple TV and adds a “still mirroring” alert.

Version 1.3 release notes include:

  • Added a new preference to enable periodic “still mirroring” alerts
  • Resolved an issue when attempting to connect audio to Apple TV OS 7.0
  • Resolved an issue that prevented AirParrot from switching between AirPlay destinations
  • Many miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Release notes for version 1.3 can be found here: http://www.airsquirrels.com/airparrot/release-notes/win/

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/

October 2, 2014

Reflector for Mac 1.6.5 is Available

Reflector for Mac version 1.6.5 is now available. This update resolves bugs impacting frame selection and rotation. 

Version 1.6.5 changes include:

  • Resolves an issue which caused Reflector to  occasionally hide the device frame of the iPhone 6/6+ when rotating to landscape
  • Resolves an which caused passwords to not properly clear when setting the security preference to ‘None’
  • Resolves an issue which caused Onscreen Codes to not be displayed in the foreground
  • Resolves an issue which may have prevented users from selecting certain iPhone 5C frames

Full release notes for version 1.6.5 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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