I have had the Ipod Touch 8GB (new software version) for about a month and really like it. Nothing like being able to check the news, weather and pay bills before you even get out of bed My only issue is the battery, it seems like it needs to be charged up about every 1-2 days. My questions are this: 1. Is it better to shut it off 100% rather than just tapping the power button to put it in standby mode (does it use much power in standby?) 2. How many times can you charge the battery in the Ipod before it gets bricked? This is a serious issue since you cant replace the Li-ion battery yourself. 3. To avoid the issue in question 2, is it better to have the Ipod hooked up to a USB power adaptor to keep it charged?