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Comparison Video of AirServer vs Reflection

This video is a quick review of [AirServer](http://airserver app.com) a Mac application that allows you to mirror your iOS devices to you Mac.

This application drops on the heels of the Reflection App

On spec these apps are the same but it seem Reflection App has a little better performance so far. I’m sure they will gain parity but you don’t need both just one or the other.

Reflection App for Mac Review and Tutorial

Reflection App is a Mac App that allows you to AirPlay mirror and iPad 2 or iPhone 4S to your computer wirelessly.

Reflection App Mac is perfect for demoing iOS Apps on a Mac computer running Lion over AirPlay mirroring from iOS 5. Use your favorite screen capture application to record the video and upload it to your site or YouTube.

Reflection can be used to play your iOS Applications and Games on your computers screen. I used it to play Triple Town on a Sony 55 HDTV wirelessly using my MacMini Home Theater PC. Reflections even hold up to racing and sports games.

Reflections can wrap your screen capture in beautiful device specific wrappers. It ships with both iPhone and iPad skins and just by hitting cmd-B you can toggle it on and off.

Reflection App was created by Dave Stanfill Napkin Studio an application studio that specializes in mobile applications and app that have heavy data transfer.

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Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 4S, iPad 2 is Out

Although I personally don’t like the idea of Jailbreaking my devices I get asked the question way too often. When I saw the news floating around the internets I thought I’d share with you. Absinthe A5 iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak is out. The current version is for Macintosh only for now but a Windows version is coming soon. More information can be found on pod2g’s iOS blog

 

Travel Lodging on the Cheap With Airbnb

I got all set and ready to plan my trip for MacWorld 2011 in San Francisco when I started looking at various hotels only to find out that everything was booked or more expensive than a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills diamond encrusted puppy collar. So being lost for what to do next, I sent out a tweet to the Twitterverse asking for some advice from my fellow MacWorld goers on decent, inexpensive, boutique-style hotels in San Francisco. My buddy, Mike Rose of TUAW, told me about this wonderful site, Airbnb.com.

So I decided to give it a shot. What I found at Airbnb.com was that the website is absolutely amazing. In a nut shell Airbnb.com allows homeowners or condo dwellers the opportunity to rent out their extra room or otherwise unoccupied living space like a hotel to people traveling in their area. This works great for a place like San Francisco because a lot of San Francisco people are bi-coastal or frequent flying corporate employees.

There was some great deals on the site ranging from apartments to share with the owner to apartments to take over; with pricing from about $30/night and up. I was luck enough to score a room in Soma, (South of market to the non-San Franciscans) for $65/night. Naturally at first, I thought to myself “So, what’s the catch?” And much to my amazement, there is nothing outside of a $30 booking fee that basically goes to keeping Airbnb in business. To make booking easier, Airbnb.com has a clever IOS application which I promptly installed on my iPhone and through their iPhone application I was even able to check out deals of the day in various locations, too bad I wasn’t on my way to Paris. I found the app easy to use, easy to search, and signing up to actually communicate directly with the temporary landlord was pretty painless as I was able to get updates via email, Text or from Airbnb.com.com.

Before I made my reservation, I decided to view the profile of my host (Joe G) and lucky me, he is one of the designers for Airbnb.com which made me feel a little less like I was signing up be roomies with an Axe Murder. Once I was able to talk to Joe, he sent me a text to let me know I was able to book my space so I did the booking and got my confirmation within minutes. Painless!!!

The next time you’re traveling and you want to save some money, I strongly suggest you check out Airbnb. This San Francisco company has spaces in over 8,000 cities in 160 countries and has nearly 184 million user miles traveled. Click on the link below if you want to see what they have to offer. Safe travels!

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