Yahoo! has released their list of top searched terms for 2010, with Apple typically scoring well.
Yahoo! analysed search queries from over 631 million people, adding up the results to create the annual Top 10 Searches and Top 10 Obsessions of 2010 list.
Apple was the only gadget maker in the Top 10, thanks to continued interest in the iPhone and best-selling iPad.
"Dizzying tech advances belied a bad economy. The iPhone's fourth coming captivated naysaying geeks and covetous consumers alike, and beat out the iPad in searches. An accidental sneak peek unfolded like a joke ("So this engineer walks into a bar..."), but ended in record lines at stores," Vera H-C Chan noted in a Yahoo! blog.
"High-tech drama stimulated an already frenzied Mac cult (which was also tracking the Apple iPad), and pushed the iPhone into the No. 6 slot."
The full Yahoo! Top Ten Searches included the BP Oil Spill in top spot, followed by the World Cup, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga, iPhone, Megan Fox, Justin Bieber, American Idol and Britney Spears.
Apple proved a hit in the Yahoo! Top 10 Obsessions of 2010, with the iPhone taking top spot, and the iPad at number three.
The Yahoo! Top 10 Obsessions of 2010 included the iPhone at number one, followed by
Lindsay Lohan, iPad, Glee, Jersey Shore, Facebook, Bedbugs, Tea Party, Silly Bandz
And Stieg Larsson's 'The Girl.'
"Obsessions in 2010 inspired constant Web surveillance (just when is the new iPhone coming out?) and vigilance for getting the scoop when a key moment came (order in the court, here comes Lindsay)," added Vera H-C Chan.
Full Yahoo! Year in Review coverage can be found here.