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The Rogue Amoeba Blog

Last Build Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:21:05 +0000


Farrago Fools

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:21:05 +0000

I imagine that most geek parents have used the old “talking computer” trick on their kids at some point. You can’t argue with machine learning. I’ve used it enough that whenever my children hear any robotic voice coming from a device, they completely ignore the voice and search the house for me instead.1 Rather than […]

AirPlay Volume Bug: Goto Mute

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 16:33:37 +0000

Earlier today, we shipped an update to our home audio streamer Airfoil for Mac. The just-released version 5.7.3 works around a bug introduced by Apple in tvOS 11.3. This bug is likely to affect not just Airfoil users, but anyone who sends AirPlay audio to their Apple TV, so a summary of Apple’s bug may […]

Licensing Rogue Amoeba’s Audio Capture Technology

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:51:50 +0000

Over the years, we’ve received numerous requests from other businesses looking to license our audio capturing technology. Until now, we always declined these offers, preferring to focus on improving both the technology and our own applications which use it. Recently, however, we revisited the possibility of licensing. Our audio capture code has been continuously improved […]

We Just Can’t Shake Him

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:39:32 +0000

Recently, a familiar face returned to Rogue Amoeba, and not for the first time. We’re glad to announce that our old friend Lee Falin is back on the team once again. Lee has followed a rather roundabout career path over the past decade. He first joined us in late 2008 to work as a support […]

Stream to Chromecast with the Latest Airfoil for Windows!

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:22:22 +0000

Today, we’re pleased to be shipping a public preview of Airfoil for Windows version 5.5. This long-awaited update makes it possible to stream any audio from Windows to the Google Chromecast as well as other Google Cast devices, like the Google Home third party Cast-enabled players! After many, many months of work1, we’re very glad […]

Broadcasting From the Mac Without Nicecast

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:14:12 +0000

As you may have seen, our internet radio tool Nicecast has been retired. While the app will continue to function on existing systems, it will no longer be supported after 2018. We know that there are still plenty of people who wish to broadcast audio across the internet, and Nicecast’s retirement post touched on a […]

The End of the Nicecast Era

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 05:04:29 +0000

Summary Today, our internet radio tool Nicecast is being retired from active development. Nicecast is no longer available for purchase, and we do not plan any further updates. Nicecast will be supported on MacOS 10.10 through 10.13 until the end of 2018, after which it will be fully deprecated. Please read on for more details. […]

New: Airfoil Satellite for Android

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:48:39 +0000

Our home audio streamer Airfoil enables you to send any audio from your computer to AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Chromecast devices. We also expand that ecosystem with our companion app, Airfoil Satellite. Using Airfoil Satellite, you can send audio to Macs, PCs, iOS devices, and more. Today, we’re thrilled to add an Android version to the […]

Airfoil for Mac 5.7 Rocks the HomePod

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:14 +0000

Apple’s new HomePod speaker is now out in the wild and it’s generating plenty of buzz.1 The device sounds great, but plenty of folks have noticed just how tied to Apple’s ecosystem it is. Thankfully, our home audio streaming tool Airfoil already works great with the HomePod. With Airfoil, you can send any audio from […]

Behind the Scenes of Farrago’s Launch Video

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:33:39 +0000

The intro video for our new soundboard app Farrago has been very well received, so I thought I’d discuss how we made it. If you haven’t seen the video yet, take just 73 seconds to watch it, then read on. When we decided to make a video to accompany the release of Farrago, the concept […]