A new Chinese website reportedly exploits Apple's own licensing technology to offer pirated versions of premium iOS applications to non-jailbroken devices.
Days after issuing its long-awaited Evasi0n jailbreak for devices running Apple's iOS 6 or 6.1, hacker collective Evad3rs has resurfaced with an updated version designed to resolve persistent bugs identified in the original release.
Research In Motion said it is investigating allegations that pirated apps originally written for Google's Android have surfaced in its BlackBerry World storefront.
Piracy community Hackulous has closed, spelling the demise of its Installous jailbreak app, which offered access to free, pirated versions of premium apps developed for Apple's iOS platform.
Consumers have never seemed particularly troubled by content piracy, however. Authorities have shut down a host of file-sharing services over the years--Napster, Grokster and Megaupload among them--but piracy continues to thrive in all corners of the globe.
Federal investigators have seized three Android software storefronts, alleging the sites illegally distributed copies of copyrighted mobile applications and games.
Android application piracy is a real problem in the mobile app industry, but developers do have options to minimize its impact on their monetization strategies.