Shopgirl: Apple beta users broadcast livestreaming rumor

Apple is currently working on iOS 11, and rumor has it that this latest software drop will bring native livestreaming right to your device. This means you won’t have to go through a third party app like Instagram or YouTube to “live video” whatever is happening.


Now, before you get too excited, this is all based on a feature beta users found where when you go to record sound by holding down the menu button, it now also says “Start Broadcast.”

It’s not a bad guess, especially considering how frequently I seem to see my friends start live videos on Instagram or Facebook. I’m a cynic, but I still don’t understand why anyone has something so urgent to share with their followers they have to live-broadcast it. Regardless, there seems to be a thriving market for it. We’ll see if iOS 11 makes a lot of it irrelevant.

WHAT’S TRENDY. H&M’s upcoming designer collaboration will feature Erdem, a line beloved by fashion industry mavens and celebs alike.

The line tends toward vibrant, modern, feminine pieces with a whole lot of luxe thrown in there. The promo trailer video was shot and designed by Baz Luhrman, and is just so chock full of colors and textures you won’t want to miss a single offering of this collab.

The collection will drop Nov. 2 and only in select stores, but will also be available online. This promises to be one of those designer collabs like Missoni for Target that will sell out instantly, so set your alarms to be one of the first to shop this collection.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE. Local nonprofit When HELP Can’t Wait is hosting a silent and live auction to benefit their work providing assistance to needy seniors.

The auction on July 20 at UNISYS will feature original oils, watercolors, collector prints, collectibles and antiques and goes to serve their mission to improve the quality of life for forgotten nursing home residents living below the poverty level across a 14-county area. The auction begins at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (706) 650-9467.