iPad Pro OS, Favreau and Siri, Samsung coughs up

Another Apple add with John Favreau
Another Apple add with John Favreau

padOS X for the iPad Pro? Why not simply go with Mac OS X? In a Techpions article, Jan Dawson, founder and chief analyst at Jackdaw, a technology research and consulting firm, says the iPad Pro is hampered by its reliance on the traditional iOS and suggests a special, modified version of the operating system for the super-sized iPad.

Flying squirrels and Siri — Remember Jon Favreau’s cameo in an iPhone 6s ad earlier this week? He’s back in a 15-second short ad touting Siri.

Samsung agrees to pay Apple $548 million in patent battle — Samsung has agreed to pay Apple $548 million for the five-years-and-counting-legal brouhaha over patent infringement, reports FOSS Patents.