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Lust List: We guarantee these things will make your life better

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Best and worst WWDC slogans

The 2014 WWDC banner gets the drop down at San Francisco's Moscone Center Tuesday afternoon May 27, 2014. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The 2014 WWDC banner gets the drop down Tuesday afternoon at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Coming up with a slogan can be tricky business. Although Apple has a history of thinking different about its catchphrases, when the Cupertino company unfurled the banners for WWDC 2014 this week, we were unimpressed.

This year’s slogan — “Write the Code. Change the world.” — sounds like it came straight from Mike Judge’s hit comedy show Silicon Valley. In the HBO series, every half-baked startup either wants to “revolutionize” or “make the world a better place” through things like “software-defined data centers” or “scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed data bases with ACID transactions.”  Code Flappy Bird, save the world!

Here are some of Apple’s WWDC hits and misses from over the years.

Think we’re off the mark? Let us know in the comments!

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Things you wish Apple designed

We showed you ours. Now it’s your turn. Here are the items big and small that Cult of Mac readers most want to see designed and produced by the mothership. We’ve got Apple solar pens, food packaging and yes, puppies — because even pets could use the Sir Jony treatment.

Manage your iOS files a la desktop with iFile [Sponsored post]

Manage your iOS files a la desktop with iFile [Sponsored post]

This post is brought to you by Darkness Productions, creator of iFile.

Introducing the all-new iFile application, which has recently been updated to version 2.0.

The first version of this app was reviewed on Cult of Mac in 2012.

iFile is a fully featured file manager and simply claims to be a “must have” app on your device.

What’s new in version 2.0? Renewed design. The design became more attractive and standardized for iOS 7. The animation and effects were also improved. See more here.

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Recover contacts and call history from your iPhone with Aiseesoft Mac FoneLab [Sponsored post]

Recover contacts and call history from your iPhone with Aiseesoft Mac FoneLab [Sponsored post]

This post is brought to you by Aiseesoft, creator of Mac FoneLab.

Have you ever accidentally deleted your important contacts or call history on your iPhone/iPad that was not backed up? If you find yourself in a situation where you have deleted contacts from your iPhone, you can easily recover them with Mac iPhone Data Recovery from Aiseesoft. And Cult of Mac readers get a special discount.

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This week in Cult of Mac Magazine

Cover design Rob LeFevbre.

Cover design: Rob LeFevbre/Photo Jim Merithew

Cult of Mac Magazine May 19 Edition

Every week, we serve up the best of the Cult of Mac website as a magazine so you can download and read it at your leisure on your iPhone or iPad.

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Lust List: Gear that keeps us crazy in love

The wonderful rides of Steve Wozniak

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Over the years, cherubic Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has demonstrated a love of all things two-wheeled, four-wheeled and winged.

After spotting his latest hot wheels — a super-spiffy Tesla X — we were inspired to take inventory of what he’s been docking in his garage (that other one) all these years. He’s something of a speed demon, really. Though you’ll be the judge whether he or Jony Ive has the winning wheels. 

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Join Us At Macworld 2014 [Liveblog]

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Macworld 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Cult of Mac is on the ground for Macworld/iWorld 2014 at the Moscone Center. We’ll be roaming the show floor and sitting in on workshops all day to bring you the coolest Apple-related stuff we can find.

You can follow us throughout Macworld on the liveblog below. No need to refresh the page; new posts will appear automatically!

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The People Of Macworld 2014

It’s billed as the “Ultimate iFan Event” and definitely doesn’t disappoint.
We spotted some old friends and made some new ones while roaming the floor at Moscone this year.

The People Of Macworld 2014

Look who we ran into — Raines Cohen — co-founder of the legendary BMUG (Berkeley Mac User Group) and a colorful character.

He is wearing a vintage BMUG shirt. Look what it says on the back.

The People Of Macworld 2014

The People Of Macworld 2014

These two are hardcore Macworld fans. They’ve been attending the shows since 1983 and they’ve both worked at Apple. The gentleman on the left is related to Elmer Baum, the oldest employee at Apple who loaned $5000 to the two Steves to build the Apple I.

The People Of Macworld 2014

This is brother Gabriel Mosher, he comes to Macworld to explore the “crossroads where the Catholic nerds and the agnostic nerds meet.” He’s also on Twitter.

The People Of Macworld 2014

I convinced these brothers to pose with the MacKeeper robot. I told them to do the robot dance, but they weren’t very enthusiastic. The robot gets just as much attention as a booth babe — if not more. Plus it’s cheaper.

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Seven seconds of fame at the New York Times flipboard booth. Photo David McSpadden.

The People Of Macworld 2014

Buster and Erfon, playing it cool at the Cult of Mac table during 6 About to Break contest.

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Shopping for new toys. Photo David McSpadden.

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