When pre-orders went live during the Google event last week, there was a bit of confusion regarding the free Home Mini you get for purchasing a Pixel 2. Google has recently updated the listing for the Pixel in the Google Store, and it's started emailing some extra information to those who made a purchase. Free Home Mini promo codes associated with a Pixel 2 pre-order will be emailed within 4 weeks after the phone ships. This actually makes a lot of sense, as otherwise, it would be difficult to handle returns. Read MoreGoogle Home Mini codes for Pixel 2 pre-orders will be sent within 4 weeks of the phone shipping was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in the US have taken to the forums to complain about experiencing an issue with missing or delayed texts on their devices. It seems this is quite a pretty wide-spread problem plaguing Galaxy S8 owners across all major carriers in the US including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. 
One of the biggest distractions when driving is when your phone buzzes with a notification. It may not even be that important but you just can't help to read it. That distraction is extremely dangerous to both you and other drivers. In fact in the UK it is now illegal to even touch your device 
Back in May, Google Assistant added support for shortcuts, allowing you to say one thing and have Assistant perform another command. For example, I set "night" as a shortcut for starting ambient noise on my Google Home. But you can just as easily have fun with it, when combined with Assistant's 'repeat after me' command. Here's how it works: when you make a shortcut, type 'repeat after me' in the command box, followed by whatever you want Assistant to say. Read MoreGoogle Assistant shortcuts can make your Home say anything was written by the awesome team at Android Police.