I've read MANY posts about how turning of GTalk (Talk icon in Apps) is pivotal in getting better battery life. I've gone to Settings menu in Talk and unchecked auto-sign in, rebooted, etc. I downloaded the app Running Services and when I view what's running... yep!.. there's Gtalk! From my understanding it's running in the background and continually checking for people on friend's lists, etc. and sucks major battery juice. WHY is it running? Is it part of some other function/feature that needs it? (like the navigation? google voice? translator? ??). Or, is what i've done by having it NOT automatically sign in enough to save battery life and the fact it's 'running' in the background is insignificant since i'm not officially 'signed in'? I'm not sure how this program works but understood in previous battery related threads that it was bad and needed to be turned off. A little help on this subject would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks!