Search Results: "Ruckus Mobile Media"


BOOK REVIEW

TWILIGHT SPARKLE, TEACHER FOR A DAY by Ruckus Mobile Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2011

"A profoundly homogenous and vacuous effort covered in faux glitter and sparkle. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
This particular adventure is about generation four of the glimmering equines, but fans of any phase of the franchise will likely enjoy the trip to nostalgia-ville. It is unlikely to convert any new ones, though. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PRESENT FOR MILO by Mike Austin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2010

"Here's hoping the paper romp is as engaging as the digital one. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Like a Next Gen version of a lift-the-flap Spot story, this digital cat-and-mouse chase features very simple art, familiar settings and hidden surprises in every scene. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPOT THE DOT by David A. Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 25, 2011

"Clean of look, seamless in design: a delight even for the diapered crowd. (iPad game app. 1-6)"
The Picasso of paper engineers (One Red Dot, 2005, etc.) displays a dab hand at concocting even more thoroughly interactive explorations of shape and color for touchscreens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOBILE LIBRARY by David Whitehouse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2015

"An offbeat narrative that struggles to gain traction with adult readers."
A precocious 12-year-old boy joins a cast of quirky characters in this surprising adventure novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A useful road map for navigating the media biz."
The recipe for success in everything from music to blogging is to be inexpensive, fast, and attentive to audiences, according to this canny primer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"But this book will convince many that the counterculture is alive and well—and more widely dispersed than ever. (Author tour)"
An inspired look at how ideas are disseminated by the media and at how new concepts can be injected into the mainstream, altering views about critical social issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"A cautionary, wide-ranging critique that's both entertaining and informative. (For another inside-look at the decline of the American newspaper, see James D. Squires's Read All About It!, published in February)"
A gossipy, ad rem diagnosis of what ails US newspapers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEDIA MARATHON by Erik Barnouw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"If Barnouw's book misses an overall theme or meditation, it is saved by his deep knowledge and intimate, jargon-free style. (30 b&w photos, not seen)"
A compact companion to his monumental History of Broadcasting in the United States (not reviewed, etc.), Barnouw's spry and episodic selection of personal experiences covers a multimedia career ranging from musical revues and radio shows to TV and books. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 20, 1964

"The printed word, however, is a cold medium, and this book requires concentrated reader application for reward."
The Director of the Center for the Study of the Extensions of Man at the University of Toronto, Marshall MoLuhan here investigates the psychic and social consequences of technological media on man and his societies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 26, 2012

"Saylor makes a strong case for the wonder and value of mobile computing, though it leaves a chill in the air."
Entrepreneur and technology expert Saylor investigates the stunning new world of smartphones and tablets and likes what he sees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 15, 2013

"May serve as a useful handbook for digital media strategists and marketers, but this dense tome will take a major effort for nonspecialists to fully understand."
A wide-ranging examination of the contemporary media environment as individuals increasingly control their own creation of content. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2002

"Diffuse."
Thousands and thousands of channels, but nothing on. Read full book review >