Sandi is referring to another way you can get The Tribune digitally the e-Edition, which people can pay extra for with or without a subscription to the paper. This is an electronic version you can access on a PC or Mac in which you also can download PDF files of each page of the day's paper exactly as they are displayed in the print version. That means you get high-quality prints for framing or presentations or just to see how a particular story is seen in the paper.
Unlike the regular Kindle or the Nook e-book readers, the Kindle Fire is like an iPad or iPhone, in which it uses a color backlit LCD screen instead of a black and white E-ink screen. So naturally, the question is, could you get the e-Edition on a Kindle Fire the same way you could on a regular laptop or desktop computer?
As Sandi mentioned, not really. I tested it on a Kindle Fire and was able to sort of get the e-Edition. That is, I got to the main screen, where you can see the front page of the paper, but the rest of the screen was jumbled. I couldn't download a PDF file of any of the pages for reading or printing later. The same was true for the iPad and iPhone.
The fact is, the e-Edition was not made to be viewed on mobile devices such as a phone or a tablet. This version is specifically made for desktop or laptop computers so you can print a PDF file of the paper.
If you're just going to read the paper, access The Tribune through the mobile Web browser or through one of the apps. Each offers all the same stories and pictures as all the other digital editions (which includes what is in the print product). No matter what, the day's news is available instantly in a number of different formats to suit how you read The Tribune.
If you have a tech question for Vince, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and he'll try to answer it for his column in The Salt Lake Tribune or on its website. For an archive of past columns, go to www.sltrib.com/topics/ohmytech.