You Will Soon Be Able To Take Screenshots On Snapchat Without Alerts


Creep freely, thanks to Apple

Your creeper dreams will soon become a reality, and you have Apple's latest software update to thank for that.

The tech giant's WWDC 2017 keynote unveiled many new features for the iPhone yesterday, as well as new gadgets, including the HomePod (a speaker with Siri) and a makeover for the Apple Watch. But for iPhone users, particularly Snapchat aficionados, Apple's iOS11 update will provide them with the necessary tools to creep without getting caught on the social media app. The update's "screen recording" mode will allow you to record, take screenshots of, and save Snapchat videos and photos without notifying the sender.

Found in the Control Center, the new mode essentially allows you to record anything that appears on your screen, sending the result to your camera roll. Normally, the screen recording stops when you access the camera app, but, as Mic reports, the new technology bypasses Snapchat and allows it to continue rolling and capture a person's Snapchat video or photo.

But don't get too excited—the update won't be available for download until the fall. It's also unclear if Snapchat will find a way to work through the glitch before the time comes. More iOS11 updates include seamless iCloud syncing (so iMessages won't take up all your storage), Apple Pay payments to and from friends a la Venmo, and a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. 

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.