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The Banana Phone

This week saw the launch of the eagerly anticipated iPhone 6 from Apple and it has been an interesting start to life for the next generation of smart phones. After the first one purchased in Australia was dropped on live television only for the screen to smash (which is desperately unlucky) there are now reports that the iPhone 6 is subject to being bent whilst in the owner’s pocket.

The outbreak of bending iPhones has taken social media by storm with Twitter users using the hashtags bendgate and bentgate to express their dismay and make jokes about the smartphone. Experts are currently divided on whether or not Apple need to rectify the problem or even release a statement.

The Principal technology analyst at the Davies Murphy Group, Chris Green, has said that “This is not an issue that Apple – or any other phone companies – need to respond to or fix.” He goes on to say that modern day smart phones are “not designed to be put in trouser pockets.”

However Jasdeep Badyal, who is an analyst from the telecoms consultancy CCS Insight, has a different opinion. “I think initially they should acknowledge the situation.” “Then the second step will be to take action by providing cases or replacements.”

Apple have also had to find a quick fix for a bug in their most recent version of IOS. This was after iPhone 6 users who had installed IOS 8.0.1 were unable to make or receive calls. Apple released a statement to say that all effected users could reinstall IOS 8.0 through iTunes and that IOS 8.0.2 is being worked on around the clock which includes a fix for the issue.

View | 0 Comments | Posted By Ant | Posted 26th September 2014   

HP Recall Power Cords

After a series of reported over heating issues HP have been forced into recalling over six million power cords sold between September 2010 and June 2012. The recall has been issued after people have been reportedly burned, by the power cords, causing injury.

A message on HP’s website confirmed that “HP customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement AC power cord for each verified, recalled AC power cord at no cost.” This is not the first time that HP have had to recall products due to overheating issues. They were also force3d into recalling their Chromebook Laptops from sale after their chargers kept reportedly overheating.

The latest case of overheating power cords involve ones marked with “LS-15” on their sides and have been sold with HP and Compaq “Notebook” and “Mini Notebook” so make sure to check yours. A CPSC webpage has also released details of previous cases which includes two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

EPX recommend that you check that your power cord is OK if you brought your laptop within the effected period (September 2010 – June 2012) in order to make sure that you reduce risk of injury or damage.

View | 0 Comments | Posted By Ant | Posted 19th September 2014   

EPX – Remote IT Support

We provide a “Remote Support Only” service which will allow you to gain unlimited access to the professional advice and assistance from one of our engineers. You will receive the full amount of “Remote” and “Over the Phone” support that you need to help keep your I.T. up and running smoothly.

Our remote support comes with simple and controllable costs, nationwide support and fast response times. You will receive pro-active server management where our engineers will monitor the condition of your server to make sure that everything is running correctly.

It is easy to scale your support either up or down depending on your needs because contracts are taken out on a “per PC” or “per Server” basis. This means that you only pay for what you need allowing your business to see the full benefit of our support!

View | 0 Comments | Posted By Ant | Posted 22nd August 2014   

EPX on .co.uk

EPX are proud to announce that we have finally acquired the epx.co.uk domain name and it is now live! This is very important news for us because .co.uk is the most influential domain in the UK so it will help us to be more visible in search engines!

Choosing the right domain name for your business is an important process for your marketing. Your domain name represents your company throughout your marketing both on and offline and it is the quickest way for people to interact with your business.

It is getting increasingly difficult to choose your domain because of all the new domain extensions that are becoming available e.g. .uk and .london! So if you are struggling to choose the right domain for you then please give us a call and we would be more than happy to help you choose the right domain for you!

View | 0 Comments | Posted By Ant | Posted 8th August 2014   

Pride In Stafford Business Awards 2014

EPX are proud to announce that we came runner up in the “Pride in Stafford Business Awards 2014” in the category for best professional service! We are very proud of this result and we would once again like to thank everybody who voted for us!

Also congratulations to 7 Casting for coming first in the category!

We are very happy with where we ended up but we will be hoping to go one better next year!

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View | 0 Comments | Posted By Ant | Posted 25th July 2014   

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