News to know: Microsoft; Apple vs. Psystar; Google; SAP; Smartphone attacks

Google, Apple, smartphone wars and the latest in SAP maintenance fees are today's headliners.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Here are today's notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily. For continuous updates see BNET's around-the-Web tech coverage:

Ed Bott: Is it OK to use OEM Windows on your own PC? Don't ask Microsoft

Dancho Danchev: Man-in-the-middle attacks demoed on 4 smartphones

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Apple nukes Psystar

Jason Perlow: My First Week With DROID

Larry Dignan: Google Book Settlement revised; Open Book Alliance pans it as mere 'nip and tuck'

IBM launches private business analytics cloud; Eyes 'easily consumable' BI for the masses

Sam Diaz: Intuit launches Customer Manager, a CRM tool targeted at small businesses

Garett Rogers: Is imminent Chrome OS launch reckless?

Photos: Top-rated reviews of the week (right)

Dennis Howlett: Another chapter starts to unfold in the SAP maintenance story

Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft admits its GPL violation; will reissue Windows 7 tool under open-source license

Tech M&A accelerates: Will the No. 2 and No. 3 players sell out or compete?

UMPC Portal: Sponsorship-supported Crunchpad is alive.  ‘Steamrolling’ says Arrington.

Jason O'Grady: Chemical detection? There's an app for that

Matthew Miller: Who needs an Office app? Google Docs, Calendar & more all work on Nokia N900

Sean Portnoy: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaks online. Here are the HDTV and Blu-ray deals.

NYT: Apple Wouldn't Risk Its Cool Over a Gimmick, Would It?

Phil Wainewright: Can the Economist entirely be trusted?

Christopher Dawson: My new daughter is a lot like Linux

Brian Sommer: Before you do that BPO, Audit, Consulting or other services deal, check out these costs

Heather Clancy: Verne Global pledges greener cloud: No cost premium attached

Dignan: Android army keeps growing as Dell enlists; Will the mobile OS war follow PC history?

Gadget Lab: Verizon Won't Offer Free Tethering But Droid Hackers Might (Updated)

Jason O'Grady: AT&T responds to Verizon Wireless ads

Google increases potential of Google Voice with Gizmo5 acquisition

Nusca: Gunnar Optiks Legend eyeglasses reduces eye fatigue for some; offer Top Gun look for all [review]

Joe McKendrick: IT project risk aversion 101

Doug Hanchard: Life insurance may prove difficult to get if you contract H1N1

Zack Whittaker: Windows 7's first 100 days: So how were yours?

Dennis Howlett: Oracle consulting layoffs: but what's the number?

Harry Fuller: Geoengineering warning to Congress

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes: Friday Challenge: What's your take on OS/browser market share trends?

Christopher Dawson: From the ashes of Geode, AMD brings Bobcat with 1:1 possibilities

Foley: Office 2010 Beta 2 bits leak to the Web

Dan Kusnetzky:Engine problems create travel adventure

Verizon to test sending RIAA copyright warnings

Paul Murphy: An interesting exchange on politics and IT

Gallery: Board games on the iPhone

Rachel King: Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm and Zune video coming to Xbox LIVE

Dana Blankenhorn: Groklaw suggests Microsoft sue, do over authentication

The stupid network will get a hearing

I'm in a nanny state state of mind

Google: Firms can get rid of Office in a year

Where does HP's Procurve line go post 3Com?

National Journal Online: The Cyberwar Plan  —  IT'S NOT JUST A DEFENSIVE GAME …

Tom Foremski: Public healthcare could spur Silicon Valley innovation and create jobs

Smart Planet: Interactive TV builds literacy skills among low-income kids

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