I'm here searching for the same answer. I see my notifier telling me I have 20 updates but the MintUpdate screen tells me I have 4. Checking the preferences of Mint Update I see levels 4 and 5 turned off, so thinking that's what was hiding the difference I turned them on. That didn't change anything, MU still showed 4 updates, so I turned them back off. What happened to the other 16?
--After the fact--
After browsing the forums I found our answer at http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=58089&hilit=mintupdate
and it makes perfect sense. Either wait for the maintainer to approve the updates at the LMDE level where MintUpdate will show the updates a few days later or run:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get autoclean
, which overrides the Maintainers decision and gets all of the updates available. There is also a discussion on the difference between upgrade and dist-upgrade that needs attention.
If it was easy, anyone could do it.