Category Archives: Tips

October 16, 2013

Mirror iPad screen to Mac with X-Mirage

X-Mirage is a very simple and powerful Mac app, which allows you to  mirror your iPhone or iPad’s screen to your Mac with AirPlay mirroring. Once you install X-Mirage on your Mac, your Mac will appear in the list of devices available for AirPlay on your iPhone or iPad in the same network and when you select your Mac and turn on AirPlay Mirroring, your iPhone or iPad’s screen will appear on your Mac screen, just like it would on your HDTV with Apple TV.

The below picture shows you:

1. How to turn on AirPlay Mirroring on iOS 7 and iOS 5 or 6  on iPad. (Left: iOS 7, Right: iOS 5 or 6)

2. How iPad screen looks like on your Mac. (Of course it supports full screen if there is only one iOS device mirrored.)



From the pictures you can see:

1. Your Mac appears in the available AirPlay-enabled devices list with the name: X-Mirage[your Mac’s name], tap your Mac and turn on Mirroring, then you can see screen of iPad on your Mac.

Note: How to locate AirPlay icon on iPad?

iOS 7: Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center, where you can find AirPlay icon.

iOS 5 or 6:  Double click the Home button and swipe right.

2. You can mirror multiple iOS devices to one Mac simultaneously.


October 15, 2013

How to Play iOS Games on Mac

Have you ever thought of  playing iIOS Games on Mac? With X-Mirage installed on your Mac,  you can mirror iOS devices screen to any Mac. That means what you see from your Mac is what is displaying on your iOS devices. You can show show others how great you plays that game. X-Mirage also supports mirroring multiple iOS devices simultaneously. You can mirror your iOS games to one Mac and play against your friends or families.

X-Mirage works on OS X Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Just download, install and run it on your Mac, tap AirPlay button on your iOS devices and select your Mac in the available AirPlay receivers and turn on Mirroring. Then you can see iOS devices screen on the Mac.



Mirror multiple devices to one Mac


Some games support dual-screen, which means you can use the iPad as the controller — both while navigating through menus and in race mode — while the game appears only on your TV, of course you will need an Apple TV. But now, with X-Mirage, you can play these games on your Mac via X-Mirage, which is much cheaper, also use your iPad as the controller.



Play Real Racing 2 HD on Mac with iPad as controller

October 15, 2013

How to watch iPad picture slideshow on Mac via Airplay

Airplay lets you wirelessly show off your iPad photos on TV via Apple TV. If you don’t have an Apple TV, you can try stream contents from your iOS devices to Mac.  This passage will show you how to play slideshow from iPad on your Mac.

1 Download, install and run X-Mirage on your Mac. Make sure your iPad and Mac are in the same Wi-Fi network.
2 Tap Photos on your iPad and select the picture you wan to begin with. Touch Slideshow button on the upper right corner, you will see all available AirPlay receivers in the Slideshow Options window, select your Mac (I choose X-Mirage because I change the Mac name to X-Mirage. X-Mirage allows you to set name for your Mac, so you can quickly find your Mac when there are multiple AirPlay receivers.) and then click Start Slideshow.


Then the slideshow displays on your Mac. Click the full screen to watch your photos on Mac in full screen.


October 14, 2013

Stream movies from iPad to Mac

AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream movies, music, and photos from iOS devices or Mac to your HDTV with Apple TV. But if you don’t have an Apple TV or don’t want to send so much money, you can try X-Mirage, which works on your Mac, can mirror iOS devices screen or stream movies, photos and music from iOS devices to your Mac.

Today, I will show you how to use X-Mirage to stream movies from iPad to your Mac.

To begin with X-Mirage, you’ll need:

  • Mac(to install X-Mirage on)
  • iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5
  • Wi-Fi

Getting started

1. Download, install and run X-Mirage on your Mac.


The tutorials on the interface is for enabling AirPlay Mirroring on iPhone and iPad running iOS6 or iOS 7. When you enable AirPlay Mirroring on your iOS devices, the screen of iOS devices is mirrored to the Mac installed X-Mirage. Here we are not using the AirPlay Mirroring, but AirPlay.

2. Run apps that are AirPlay-enabled and hit the ‘AirPlay’ icon.

Open apps you want to watch videos with on your iPhone, iPad or iPod and play any videos, find the AirPlay icon and hit it, choose X-Mirage[your Mac name] in the Devices list, then the video is streamed to your Mac.


3. You can control the play on your Mac.


October 9, 2013

How to record iOS screen with your Mac

If you want to record iOS screen, you find the right place!

X-Mirage, once installed on your Mac, can mirror your iOS devices’ screen to this Mac and record the mirrored screen. That means, your iOS devices’ screen are displayed on the bigger screen, then recorded.

X-Mirage, works on Mac OS X 10.6 or later,  supports iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (5th generation), and is compatible with iOS 7.

First, download X-Mirage and install it on your Mac.

Second, get your iOS devices(Make sure both your Mac and your iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network), open Airplay, find your Mac and turn on Mirroring. How to use AirPlay Mirroring Then your iOS devices are mirrored to the Mac. You can mirror multiple iOS devices to one Mac.

Third, click the record button on the right side of the mirrored screen, the recording begins.


Fourth, Click on Stop button or directly close the mirrored screen to stop recording. Click “Start Export” to export the record screen video.