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Under the Microscope

The Rogue Amoeba Blog

Last Build Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:14:21 +0000


Airfoil & Apple TV Users Should Avoid tvOS 10.2

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:14:21 +0000

Summary: To prevent loss of connectivity with Airfoil, Apple TV users should not upgrade to tvOS 10.2 at this time. On March 27th, Apple released tvOS 10.2 for the latest generation of Apple TV. Changes made by Apple in this update have broken Airfoil’s ability to transmit audio to the newest generation of Apple TV. […]

The Flexibility of Audio Hijack 3

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:45:10 +0000

Over at Six Colors, Jason Snell recently wrote about two different ways he uses Audio Hijack 3 to record audio for his podcasts. Jason covers both recording (and live-streaming) his audio when all his guests are remote, as well as using Audio Hijack to record multiple parties in the same room. If you’re curious to […]

JavaScript: Correctly Converting a Byte Array to a UTF-8 String

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:34:13 +0000

As you may know, the release of Airfoil for Mac 5.5 added support for streaming audio from your Mac to Google Chromecast devices. Despite the fact that Chromecast and AirPlay receivers perform very similar functions, their internal workings are very different, and making it all work together was no small feat. Streaming audio to the […]

SoundSource: The Sound Control That Should Be Built Into MacOS

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:16:33 +0000

Today, we’re pleased to unveil SoundSource, a tremendously handy new tool offering fast access to all your Mac’s critical sound settings! From SoundSource’s menu bar icon, you can instantly configure the audio devices your Mac uses for Input, Output and Sound Effects. In seconds, you can adjust the volume for each of your audio devices […]

Making More Outside the App Store

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:11:38 +0000

Kapeli, makers of the developer tool Dash, recently posted about what happened when their app left Apple’s App Store. You may recall hearing about Dash due to the uproar that followed Apple’s decision to remove the well-loved app. Fortunately for Kapeli, the product was already set up for direct purchase, which meant they still had […]

Rogue Amoeba’s 2016

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:35:13 +0000

While we’re always hard at work here at Rogue Amoeba, last year was one of our busiest in recent memory. Here’s a quick look back at the year that was 2016, as well as a look at what’s ahead in 2017. A Brand-New App, A Major Upgrade The winter of 2016 was a frenzied one […]

Winning Big at the Upgradies

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:09:25 +0000

Over on Relay FM, Jason Snell and Myke Hurley host a well-loved technology podcast called “Upgrade”. On the first show of the new year, they handed out the Upgradies, awards for their favorite products of the year. Rogue Amoeba was honored to be included among the winners! Woo! At last year’s ceremony, Audio Hijack received […]

Loopback 1.1 Brings Nested Devices and More

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:29:21 +0000

At the beginning of the year, we shipped the first version of Loopback, our audio routing app designed to make it easy to pass audio between applications on your Mac. Loopback immediately drew rave reviews from critics, and users have been similarly thrilled to have a powerful new tool for their audio workflows. We’ve been […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Airfoil and Chromecast

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:55:03 +0000

On Friday, we released version 5.5 of our home audio streamer Airfoil for Mac. This free update adds support for Google Chromecast, and other Google Cast devices, to Airfoil. Since then, we’ve been gratified to hear from many users thrilled with the new functionality. We’ve also heard a few questions repeatedly, so I thought I’d […]

Making It Tick: 5 Years (And More) With Ed

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:40:16 +0000

For the second time this year, we’re delighted to celebrate a five-year anniversary here at Rogue Amoeba! This is always a treat for me, because it’s a chance to put one of our great employees in the spotlight for a bit. Today, we’re honoring Ed Wynne, who joined Rogue Amoeba full-time back in October of […]