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Quick Analysis of iOS 11

The customer reviews have started coming in, and this article is a compilation of what Apple users and critics have to say about iOS 11.

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  • Focus on big screen experience

When iOS 10 was released it was very clear that the focus was on improving the user experience on mobile devices. It was almost like Apple was trying to perfect the art of perfection. However, with iOS 11, the focus has shifted to the iPad experience. So, while the iPhone users will hardly notice any change, the iPad users can rejoice with iOS 11.

  • No design changes

If you are somebody who was expecting a design change then iOS 11 can be disappointing. There are no major design improvements to look forward to. In fact, this is one reason why iPhone users will not really “experience” the upgrade.

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  • Single screen control panel

Apple has come out with a new and compact control panel in iOS 11. Till last year, they had the two-screen format. However, this time they have managed to get all the shortcuts into one single screen. For some people, this may not be so great because it makes the screen look extremely busy and crammed up. This is a true departure from the minimalist style of design.

However, since the control panel is customizable you can simply remove shortcuts of apps that you don’t use regularly and keep things simple. This type of control panel design works better for iPads that already have bigger screen size.

  • Better camera features

Apple has added flash and image stabilization support to the portrait mode. This makes the camera more useful in dimly lit areas. The file format has also changed to HEIF and HEVC which reduce the size of the image and let you store more in your gallery.

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Apple has also added three new effects – loop, bounce, and long exposure – to transform live photos. The long exposure effect will let you replicate the dreamy effect of a DSLR.

The memories feature has also gained some new intelligence. So now it will now recognize different types of events to create an album and will also associate a certain type of music to use with it.


While there are other changes to iOS 11, the ones listed above are the most talked about. But since Apple has already hinted at iPhone X, there are chances of a major revamp in iOS in upcoming months.


4 Installation Errors for PHPList

You can either download the soft and operate it from your own server or you can get a hosted account with their website.

PHPlist’s customer reviews show that it is highly preferred for email campaigns. However, there are some errors that might crop up when installing the program on your own server. Here is how you can deal with them.


  • Problem with Confirmation Emails

As a process, the confirmation emails are sent out after subscription. However, it may happen that despite subscription, the confirmation emails are not being sent. This usually happens when you have done a manual installation of the soft and are still in test mode. Here what you can do is look for the line define (“TEST”,0); and replace 0 with 1. This will solve your error.

  • Problem with Newsletters

Another common error encountered by many people is that when they click on a list they see the message that says no newsletters are available. This happens even when the list is activated and it shows on the subscribe page. A good way to work around this is to create a new page by using the subscribe pages feature of the admin. Once you have created a new page associate it with the list that you have activated. This will solve the error.


  • Problem with Visual of a Page

A lot of people complain that even if they have a list up and running, the subscribe pages look extremely ugly. However, if you have the admin rights, then you can edit and the look and feel of the subscribe page. You can copy the code of a standard page of your website up to the point where text starts and paste it in the header section of the subscribe page. Similarly copy the remaining code of your standard website page after the text ends and paste it in the footer section. This way you will have a subscribe page that resembles the look and feel of your website.

  • Problem with Blacklisted Emails

When a person unsubscribes, the email ID is added to the blacklist. However, if the person re-subscribes after this, then the user experience can be awful. To rectify this, you can just access the database and remove the ID from two blacklist tables (user_blacklist and user_blacklist_data).


Just like any other software, PHPList may have some installation glitches. But the easily available support and the community resources make it easy to address the glitches and get going quickly.

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