Appointment slots in Google Calendar

Google just added a nifty new feature to its online calendar, appointment slots.

Now, in addition to regular events, you can reserve a certain amount of time on your calendar of appointments. To do this, click anywhere on the calendar of events and changing appointment slots at the top of the bubble of a new event.

The trick with the appointment slots is that they get their own URL, which can be embedded in a website or sent directly to someone. The URL is available on the settings page that opens when you click the appointment slot on your calendar. A visitor to the URL can make an appointment with you and with a new event to share, both yours and that person's calendar will be created.

The option will be extended and should be available worldwide in the coming days.

LinkedIn App Lets You Play Tetris

LinkedIn has raised his wayward again with a new application that allows you to play Tetris with images of people in your network.

Call DROPIN mimics the game of Tetris, but uses headshots instead of blocks. Writing in the blog of LinkedIn, Matthew Shoup, site manager of technical marketing, said the application was created to celebrate the 27th birthday Tetris', which was Monday. He said he also wanted to show how easy it is to implement the Platform for LinkedIn JavaScript API.

The application also includes updates to contacts. "Take the classic Tetris DROPIN professional level experience," writes Shoup. "Turn the battery and faces LinkedIn connections, discover new content they're sharing online. 'S never been a more relevant and productive time to play games at work." You can try the application here.

Known as a networking site for business, LinkedIn has shown a less buttoned in recent times with a series of satirical videos FedEx-sponsored training and, more recently, a line of connection time to see the connections over the years.

LinkedIn is not alone in seeing the potential of social networks in the Tetris. The game was played out recently in an application for Eastpak backpack manufacturer who did the same DROPIN does, only with your Facebook friends.

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