It’s so much screen that I have to tilt my head left and right to see the sides of the screen. I can get two windows of almost anything side-by-side. What’s not to like? And, I found a way to run AirPlay from my iPhone and iPad right to my Mac’s screen with the AirServer app.
What this neat utility does is more or less what Apple TV and AirPlay do for your television, except it moves the iPhone and iPad screens to the Mac’s screen, and not just in mirroring mode– you can stream content from either device to the Mac.
Your Mac and iPhone or iPad become a game console with a high resolution screen. Multiplayer, even. For schools, AirServer lets students become interactive with the Mac’s screen; even better when a projector is attached.
Home entertainment much? My husband laughed until he managed to pop a few of his iPhone games onto my Mac’s higher than HD screen. Pretty much anything you can view on iPhone or iPad can be transferred to the Mac’s screen with AirServer, streaming or mirroring.
And, get this, AirServer lets you record what’s on the iPhone or iPad screen on your Mac. Whatever is on the iPhone or iPad is displayed and recorded as a movie on the Mac. Because I have tried only the latest version of AirServer I’ve not run into the hiccups earlier users reported. It just works.