At certain points in my life, I’ve been a little resentful of Apple for getting me hooked on their products so successfully. I’ve spent more money with them than just about any other brand I can think of, money which could have gone towards a much-needed vacation, for example. Two days ago though, the earpiece speaker in my iPhone died and I could only make calls using the earbud or the speakerphone option. After spending yesterday morning tearing the house to pieces, unsuccessfully searching for my receipt, I gave up and decided to visit the Apple store anyway. Suffice to say, 15 minutes later, I walked out of there with a brand new iPhone! And it installed all the old data via the automatic iTunes back-up too. I read about the same scenario on jeffstaple’s blog ages ago…but it feels better when you experience it for yourself. T.W.S.S.